ClearTrace updated to support SQL Server 2008 trace files

It was a long time coming but I finally updated ClearTrace to read SQL Server 2008 trace files.  This requires SQL Server 2008 to be installed on the computer where ClearTrace is running.  ClearTrace will process traces created in SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. 

ClearTrace is the tool I wrote to make performance tuning easier.  Many of my client engagements are to make SQL Server faster and ClearTrace is the tool I use to do that.  ClearTrace will read a series of trace files and aggregate the results so you can tune the queries that use the most resources.  It’s available free of charge at the link above.


I also cleaned up a bunch of old code that would report errors and performance data back to a web service if you checked the proper boxes.  Since I hadn’t looked at that data in over a year I decided not to capture it anymore.  Any horrible errors that occur will be saved in a text file near the executable.  You can post them to the ClearTrace Support Forum and I’ll try to figure out what’s going on.

Please let me know if you have any problems or how well the software works for you.

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