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Running SQL Profiler in a live environment

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We have an application that is running 24x7 on a Sql Server 2000 SP 1 database.
We wanted to analyze the activities on the live server by turning on the SQL Profiler tool on another server and pointing it to the live database.
There are considerable amount of transactions/queries that are run against the live server.
My question is, how does the SQL profiler affect the performance of a SQL server database and how does it affect the CPU usage of the server?



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It is minimal..so long as you don't capture a ton of events.  If you're doing the trace through profiler, run profiler on a separate pc that your sql server, just connect to the sql server.  if you store the data, store it to a table on a different sql server or to a file on a different server.
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Turn on the "Windows Task Manager" and select "Processes" Tab and look at "PROFILER90.EXE" Image Name.  You should be able to see "CPU Time", "Mem Usage", Peak Mem Usage", "VM Size".. and that will give you general idea how much resources are used for this particular process.
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