mrtg2pcp is intended to read an MRTG log file as created by mrtg(1)
and translate this into a Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) archive with the
basename outfile. The hostname, devname, and timezone arguments
specify information about the system for which the statistics were
The resultant PCP achive may be used with all the PCP client tools to
graph subsets of the data using pmchart(1), perform data reduction
and reporting, filter with the PCP inference engine pmie(1), etc.
A series of physical files will be created with the prefix outfile.
These are outfile.0 (the performance data), outfile.meta (the
metadata that describes the performance data) and outfile.index (a
temporal index to improve efficiency of replay operations for the
archive). If any of these files exists already, then mrtg2pcp will
not overwrite them and will exit with an error message of the form
__pmLogNewFile: blah.0 already exists, not over-written
mrtg2pcp is a Perl script that uses the PCP::LogImport Perl wrapper
around the PCP libpcp_import library, and as such could be used as an
example to develop new tools to import other types of performance
data and create PCP archives.
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).
This page is part of the PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) project.
Information about the project can be found at ⟨http://www.pcp.io/⟩.
If you have a bug report for this manual page, send it to
email@example.com. This page was obtained from the project's upstream
Git repository ⟨git://git.pcp.io/pcp⟩ on 2017-03-13. If you discover
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COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail
Performance Co-Pilot PCP MRTG2PCP(1)