Replay Trace File

Apr 1, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Hi Rob - this looks very, very cool indeed! Here's an idea for a new feature: instead of running a load from a series of MDX files, take a Profiler trace as an input and run all the queries etc in there as and when they happened and as the original users. It would be an easier way of setting up a load test and it would also allow you to reproduce and existing 'problem' scenario that you'd profiled from a production server.


Apr 5, 2011 at 12:21 AM

That's a wonderful idea, Chris!  Of course a lot of my intent is to deal with prediction before production, but you are right on target that trace source would be an excellent way to make it useful for production assessment.  Could be a little challenging in terms of replaying the right queries on the correct connections with the correct security roles applied...but that just makes it an interesting challenge...