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Default Trace enabled but not running

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
We have a clustered instance of SQL 2005 SP2 and while trying to troubleshoot a problem the other day, we noticed that the default trace is enabled, yet it's not running.  I've searched Microsoft Forums and Google in general yet I cannot seem to find anything about this particular situation.  Any advice would be appreciated.   I haven't tried to disable and re-enable it yet, I didn't want to destroy any evidence that might be there.

I guess my question is "What could cause the default trace to stop and not leave any trace files on the drive?"


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