In the February 11th issue of the Sql-Server-Performance.com newsletter, following is the question and part of the answer given: Q: What is the best way to capture Performance Monitor data and review it over time? I want to be able to produce baseline performance data for my SQL Server so I can compare past performance with current performance. A: Another option is to take the same logs collected above, but then export them to ASCII, and them import them into a SQL Server database. Then when you are ready to analyze them, export them toan Excel spreadsheet. Can someone tell me how to export a Performance Monitor log file to an ascii file? thanks in advance.