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SQL 2008 Server side Trace vs Client side trace/profiler

Posted on 2011-09-25
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Is there any reason not to use server side trace and instead use client side trace?
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None that I know of.  The preferred method is a server-side trace due to load concerns.  Here is a very good article explaining the load a client-side trace can create:

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/linchi_shea/archive/2007/08/01/trace-profiler-test.aspx
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