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DB location of trace flags

  • 1.  DB location of trace flags

    Posted 10-30-2019 10:03 AM

    Does anyone know where in the database one finds the trace flags (for agents, server processes etc.)?


  • 2.  RE: DB location of trace flags

    Posted 10-31-2019 04:47 AM

    I am not sure (=do not think)  if the trace flags are stored in DB as they are a setting in the INI file of the related binary.
    why or for what purpose do you need that info?

    cheers, Wolfgang

    I know I do really know it!

  • 3.  RE: DB location of trace flags

    Posted 10-31-2019 05:14 AM
    Edited by Carsten Schmitz 10-31-2019 05:15 AM
    ​Hi Wolfgang.

    Yes, they are in the ini, but I would believe they do not get written into it when you set them from the UI, because that's a non-persistent change. They get reset when the agent or process gets restartet. So I always assumed the ini part is a persistent, "always on" part and then there is a layer above, set from the UI, that is held either in the db or just in RAM.

    On the reasoning: We want to make a monitoring system check that alerts us when anything has tracing enabled for a certain amount of time. We recently had an outage on one of the agents because someone (*cough* me) left a trace on for too long and filled up a hard disk. I know I can do a "rolling trace" but that's sort of a finicky band aid.