These files will be created by SQL Profiler. Please check "Process Info" under Current Activity and you might find a process dedicated for collecting audit trace information.
Hope this helps.
Sorry that does not help.
I really would like to know the following:
1. How are the audittrace* files getting created? How would I configure to turn this feature on or off?
2. How would I ceate a job to remove old trace files like on daily basis?
My guess is that you have c2 auditing switched on. Run sp_configure and have a look at the value of the c2 auditing option.
If it is on, you will need to find out why (SOX compliency perhaps) and what is required to be done with the files. Here we have to run weekly reports on the contents of those files.
You can disable it with sp_configure if it isn't needed.
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but how would I do the following?
Dunno. Depends on whether or not you need (business and complience requirement) to do a report on them first.
If not, a SQL agent job, command line doing a delete would probably.Or perhaps a command line script. Neither is really my expertise.
Here we zip and archive, so a job goes off once a day, zips all files and copies that zip to the archive server