SQL Server Profiler trace data files?

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
Just need an explanation really....

There are 5 .trc log files in the default location of our SQL Server 2008 production server. They're all dated for the current date (today). SQL Server Profiler logs right?

     * Why are they there?

I don't recall running SQL Profiler on the production server... if I did... it was weeks ago.

Thanks in advance!
Question by:rocketTendon
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    Expert Comment

    They are default traces.  They are installed by default and keep track of generic information about the instance for troubleshooting purposes.  More information about default traces can be found at
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    Author Comment

    Is there any harm/loss of logging if I put an end to the traces?
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    Accepted Solution

    No harm.  Just disable the default traces.  You may want to delete the physical .trc files after you do that.

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