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PMLOGLABEL(1) General Commands Manual PMLOGLABEL(1)

NAME

pmloglabel - check and repair a performance metrics archive label

SYNOPSIS

pmloglabel [-lLsv] [-h hostname] [-p pid] [-V version] [-Z timezone] archive

DESCRIPTION

pmloglabelverifies, reports on, and can modify all details of the labels in each of the files of a Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) archive log. The archive log has the base name archiveand must have been previously created using pmlogger(1).

Each of the files in a PCP archive (metadata, temporal index, and one or more data volumes) must contain a valid label at the start, else the PCP tools will refuse to open the archive at all.

Thus, the primary function ofpmloglabelis to be able to repair any inconsistent or corrupt label fields, such that the entire archive is not lost. It will not check the remainder of the archive, but it will give you a fighting chance to recover otherwise lost data. Together, pmloglabelandpmlogextractare able to produce a valid PCP archive from many forms of corruption.

Note that if the temporal index is found to be corrupt, the "*.index" file can be safely moved aside and the archive will still be accessible, however retrievals may take longer without the index.

OPTIONS

The available command line options are:
-h hostname, --host=hostname
Modify the loggedhostnamein the archive label, for all files in the archive.
-l, --label
Dump out the archive label, showing the log format version,the time and date for the start and (current) end of the archive, and the host from which the performance metrics values were collected.
-L
Like-l,just a little more verbose, showing also the timezone and creator process identifier from the archive label.
-p pid, --pid=pid
Set the process identifier stored in the archive label topid,for all files in the archive.
-s
Rewrite the sentinel values which precede and follow the archive label,for all files in the archive.
-v, --verbose
Verbose mode.Additional progress information is produced at each step.
-V version, --version=version
Stamp theversionnumber into the magic number field at the start of the archive label, for all files in the archive.
-Z timezone, --timezone=timezone
Changes the timezone in the archive labels totimezonein the format of the environment variable TZas described inenviron(7).

EXAMPLES

The following demonstrates the use of pmloglabelin finding and then correcting a corrupt field (PID) in the label of the temporal index of an archive named "20080125".


$ pmdumplog -l 20080125
pmdumplog: Cannot open archive "20080125": Illegal label record at start of a PCP archive log file
$ pmloglabel 20080125
Mismatched PID (5264/5011) between temporal index and data volume 0
$ pmloglabel -p 5264 20080125
$ pmdumplog -l 20080125
Log Label (Log Format Version 2)
Performance metrics from host fw1
  commencing Fri Jan 25 00:10:09.341 2008
  ending     Sat Jan 26 00:09:54.344 2008

EXITSTATUS

pmloglabelexits with status 0 if the archive labels are clean.If invoked incorrectly, the exit status will be 1. If corruption is detected and still exists at the end, the exit status will be 2. If requested to write out the archive labels, and some aspect of that write out fails, then the exit status will be 3.

FILES

$PCP_LOG_DIR/pmlogger/<hostname>
Default directory for PCP archives containing performancemetric values collected from the host <hostname>.

PCPENVIRONMENT

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEEALSO

PCPIntro(1),pmlogcheck(1),pmlogextract(1),pmlogger(1),pmlogger_check(1),pmlogger_daily(1),pmlogrewrite(1),pcp.conf(5)andpcp.env(5).
PCP Performance Co-Pilot