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COLLECTL2PCP(1)            General Commands Manual           COLLECTL2PCP(1)

NAME         top

       collectl2pcp - import collectl data to a PCP archive

SYNOPSIS         top

       collectl2pcp [-fv?]  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.

OPTIONS         top

       The available command line options are:

       -f, --force
            Overwrite archive (and the index and meta files) if it already

       -v, --verbose
            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.

       -?, --help
            Display usage message and exit.

       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).

       For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).

SEE ALSO         top

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

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