SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 039

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I have talked about and demonstrated the new SQL Server Upgrade Advisor in my live events recently.  When showing that you can include a profiler trace file for the sake of the analysis, I was asked,

“But what events should we trace?  What trace would be the most useful for the advisor?”

And the person asking also pointed out (and I verified later) that there really isn’t any good help on this currently available.

So I asked some folks I know. 

The answer: Use the TSQL_Replay template to create that trace file.

TSQL_Replay is the best template to use. The goal would be to trace as many different queries as possible, rather than tracing the same query multiple times.

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