FB TraceManager is a reliable, practical and useful software solution specially designed for users who need to trace Firebird database and service events effortlessly.

Firebird  introduces a new feature called "Trace and Services API". It allows tracing database and services events continuously.

A new Firebird command-line tool fbtracemgr is included in the Firebird distribution, which exposes this new feature to the user, but its feature set is limited, it won't allow you to explore the full capabilities of the Trace and Services API.

Receiving Firebird's default semi-structured trace output as with fbtracemgr is the first step as a necessity for more advanced features like a context-based parser, which transforms the raw trace output into easy understandable structured data with the optional capability to log trace data into an included Firebird database.

Additional modules in Fb Trace Manager for browsing/accessing, reporting and data analysis tasks on logged trace data gives you a lot more than just receiving trace data from the Firebird server.