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Get-DbaTrace

Author Garry Bargsley (@gbargsley), http://blog.garrybargsley.com
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Gets a list of trace(s) from specified SQL Server Instance

Description

This function returns a list of traces on a SQL Server instance and identifies the default trace file

Syntax

Get-DbaTrace
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Id] <Int32[]>]
    [-Default]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaTrace -SqlInstance sql2016

Lists all the trace files on the sql2016 SQL Server.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaTrace -SqlInstance sql2016 -Default

Lists the default trace information on the sql2016 SQL Server.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Id

The id(s) of the Trace

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Default

Switch that will only return the information for the default system trace

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaTrace on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaTrace.