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tool to view .etl files in Windows 2008r2

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Windows 2008r2 stores the log files for the builtin backup tool in .etl format.  It even looks like multiple files are generated for the backup.  Is there a good way to view this info?  Trying to look at them in Event Vwr does not seem to work well.  I'm hoping there is another tool to get a look at what is happening during a simple data backup.  Thanks.
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There are two ways Microsoft gives to view these. Check here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb801469(v=office.12).aspx
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A good tool is Tracerpt at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732700(WS.10).aspx

The tracerpt command can be used to parse Event Trace Logs, log files generated by Performance Monitor, and real-time Event Trace providers. It generates dump files, report files, and report schemas.

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JC
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cannot see installing SQL to view backup log files and the converttotxt app seems interesting, but looks like it comes as part of an enormous suite.  Wow, never thought viewing a backup log could take this much effort.  Thanks.
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