COLLECTL2PCP(1)            General Commands Manual           COLLECTL2PCP(1)

NAME         top

       collectl2pcp - import collectl data to a PCP archive

SYNOPSIS         top

       collectl2pcp [-F] [-v] [-?]  file [file ...]  archive

DESCRIPTION         top

       collectl2pcp reads raw collectl(1) data from each file and creates a
       new PCP archive with basename archive.  Each input file may be
       gzipped (with .gz suffix).  The PCP archive and at least one input
       file are required arguments.

       The options to collectl2pcp are as follows.

       -F     Overwrite archive (and the index and meta files) if it already

       -v     Report progress and errors verbosely.  This also reports a
              count of unsupported metric data in the collectl(1) input
              file(s), which is normally silently skipped.

       file [file ...]
              These are the collectl(1) input files.  If more than one is
              given, they must contain data for the same host and be given
              in time-stamp chronological order on the command line.  Note
              that when collectl(1) is run as a service, it normally creates
              files with date based names that will sort chronologically
              (e.g. /var/log/collectl/*.gz will be sorted correctly).


       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).

SEE ALSO         top

       collectl(1), pmcollectl(1), PCPIntro(1), LOGIMPORT(3), pcp.conf(5),
       pcp.env(5) and pmns(5).

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