Sorry, it's not possible to auto-delete them, but the system will only keep 5000. After 5000 trace files old ones will be deleted to make room for the new ones.
So, if the system only keeps 5000 of them, should I even worry about it? My concern was that they would eventually fill up the disk space. But if the number of logs that it keeps is limited, it probably isn't a big deal to just let them sit around until they are overwritten.
Maybe a good feature enhancement would be to delete the corresponding log from the MWG rule tracing logs folder once a user 'clears' or 'removes' the entry from within Rule Tracing Central.
Thanks for your assistance!
Well, you shouldn't leave rule tracing on 24x7. It is a troubleshooting feature that should be disabled as soon as you have collected the data you need. But you are correct, they will not fill your disk because they are limited to 5000 files. You can delete the files once they are no longer useful as you wish.
Yes, the rule tracer is new and surely could be improved with your feedback. Please submit your suggestions here.
Yeah, I have no plans to leave it on 24x7. Only when troubleshooting. My concern was if teammates using Rule Tracing Central never deleted the logs that eventually the disk would fill up. But, the 5000 file limit should mitigate that concern. Thanks!
And, for the record, I love the Rule Tracing Central. It is very helpful for troubleshooting.