Introduction - About FB TraceManager 2
With a modern and easy-to-use graphical user interface armed, FB TraceManager 2 exposes the new Firebird 2.5 tracing capabilities in its full power. Receiving Firebird's default semi-structured trace output as with fbtracemgr is the first step for more advanced features like a context-based parser, which transforms the raw output into easy understandable structured data with the optional capability to log trace data into an included FBTM2.fdb Firebird database. Additional modules in FB TraceManager 2 for browsing/accessing, reporting and data analysis tasks on logged trace data gives you a lot more than just receiving trace data from the Firebird server. The Event Processing module allows the script-based, customizable definition of event rules to get notified in various ways upon certain conditions in received trace data.
New in V2.5: Beside continuous database monitoring with the Audit and Trace Services API, starting with FB TraceManager 2.5, per-database monitoring has been added to the product. This includes Header Page Monitoring and Monitoring (MON$) Tables. This will give you now an integrated toolset of various monitoring facilities to monitor/trace your Firebird databases to identify possible bottlenecks, suspicious database settings even easier. Database monitoring is not included in the freely available Lite Edition.
FB TraceManager 2 comes in different editions with varying feature sets including a freely available Lite Edition. You will find more information on that in the Product Editions section.
If you are completely new to FB TraceManager 2 then you'd best start with the Quick Start Guide.
Enjoy the work with FB TraceManager 2 and hopefully it will be an important piece of software in your Firebird-based IT environment.