fbtracemgr(1) Firebird operation traces


fbtracemgr action [parameter...]


fbtracemgr gives access to the trace API of Firebird. It connects to a Firebird server, starts a trace session and prints the audit trail to standard output.

To cancel the trace session, press "Ctrl+C", send the "TERM" signal or use the stop command.



Start a trace session
Stop a trace session
Suspend a trace session. No output is produced until the session is resumed.
Resume a suspended trace session.
List existing trace sessions

Action parameters

-n string
-name string
Session name
-i number
-id number
Session ID
-c path
-config path
Path to the trace configuration file

Connection parameters

-service string
Service name in the form of "service_mgr" (for local connection) or host:"service_mgr" (for remote connection).
-u user
-user user
User name to connect as.
-p password
-password password
Connection password.
-fe file
-fetch file
Read password from file.
-t string
-trusted string
Force trusted authentication


  fbtracemgr -se remote_host:service_mgr -user sysdba -pass masterkey -list
  fbtracemgr -se service_mgr -start -name my_trace -config my_cfg.txt
  fbtracemgr -se service_mgr -suspend -id 2
  fbtracemgr -se service_mgr -resume -id 2
  fbtracemgr -se service_mgr -stop -id 4


Copyright (C) Damyan Ivanov, 2009.

This manpage was written by Damyan Ivanov for the Debian project but may be used by others. Permission is granted to use this document, with or without modifications, provided that this notice is retained. If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return.