This web page refers to our older busTRACE 7.0 which is no longer shipping. Click here for details on our latest generation busTRACE software.
This WEB page comes from the busTRACE 7.0 User's Manual. (Table of Contents)
busTRACE allows you to save captured I/O activity to a busTRACE capture file. Simply click on the Save toolbar icon to save the data to a .BTD busTRACE capture file. This is useful if you want to save the captured I/O for later analysis or to share the results with other busTRACE users.
Just as you can save captured I/O activity to file, you can also load a previously saved busTRACE capture file by clicking on the Open toolbar icon. You can open multiple busTRACE capture files and access each one through its document tab in the main workspace.
.BTD File Compatibility
busTRACE 7.0 is able to read any busTRACE capture file including capture files created by previous versions of busTRACE.
If you are sharing your saved busTRACE 7.0 capture file with a user who has a version of busTRACE prior to 7.0, please be aware of the following limitations:
busTRACE 5.0 / 6.0 File Compatibility
busTRACE 5.0/6.0 and busTRACE 7.0 share the same capture file format. The busTRACE 5.0/6.0 user will not have the latest CDB decoding database or some of the I/O analysis features available to busTRACE 7.0 users. Some of the newer busFAULT and busSTRESS captured I/Os will also not be visible to the busTRACE 5.0/6.0 user.
busTRACE 2003 File Compatibility
busTRACE 2003 can read in busTRACE 7.0 captures files with a few restrictions: