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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Performance improvements, diagnostics, and monitoring » Performance monitoring and diagnostic tools » Diagnostic tracing


Creating an external tracing database (Sybase Central)

When you create a tracing session, you have the option of storing tracing data within the database being profiled. This is suitable for development environments where you are testing applications, or if there are few connections to the database.


DBA or PROFILE authority.

Context and remarks


If your database typically handles 10 or more connections at any given time, it is recommended that you store tracing data in an external tracing database to reduce the impact on performance.

You can use the tracing database to store data for subsequent tracing sessions.

 Create an external tracing database
  1. Use the SQL Anywhere 12 plug-in to connect to the database.

  2. Click Mode » Application Profiling. If the Application Profiling Wizard appears, click Cancel.

  3. In the left pane, right-click the database and click Tracing.

  4. On the Create External Database page in the Database Tracing Wizard, click Create a new tracing database and follow the instructions.


An external database to store analysis data is created and a tracing connection is established.



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