Traces are constantly being written creating very large files

Document ID : KB000084530
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

The Automation Engine kicks off a forced trace, which runs for hours/days and creates trace files of several gigabytes in size.
Cause type:
Root Cause: The work process, which is responsible for the tracing gets stuck in file tracing mode.
Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

Fix Status: In Progress

Fix Version(s):
Automation Engine 12.2.0 - Planned release date: 2018-06-19
Automation Engine 12.1.1 - Available
Automation Engine 12.0.4 - Available
Additional Information:
Workaround :
  1. In the AWI, turn on tracing for a work process, which one is not important.
  2. Let it run for a few minutes, then deactivate the trace.
The work process stuck in file tracing mode should have also stopped tracing now.