January 2012

Monitoring your Firebird database with FBTraceManager – Thomas Steinmaurer

This month Thomas Steinmaurer will join us from Austria via GotoMeeting to talk about the Firebird trace API, which was introduced in Firebird 2.5 (see also here). This trace API is the base for Thomas’ FB TraceManager. First we will look at the trace API and how to use it in a command prompt and then we will see how FB TraceManager can make it really simple to spot the SQL commands that keep you Firebird server busy for a long time and/or require many database page reads/writes.