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       pmlogger_daily_report - write Performance Co-Pilot daily summary reports


       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmlogger_daily_report  [-a  archivefile] [-f outputfile] [-h hostname] [-l
       logfile] [-o directory] [-p] [-t interval] [-A] [-V] [--help]


       pmlogger_daily_report and the associated crontab(5) entry (depending  on  local  platform,
       either $PCP_ETC_DIR/cron.d/pcp-pmlogger-daily-report or $PCP_SYSCONF_DIR/pmlogger/crontab-
       daily-report) write daily performance summary reports, much like those produced by sadc(1)
       and the sa2(8) utility.

       All of the command line arguments are optional and intended to be self explanatory.  If no
       arguments are specified, pmlogger_daily_report will be run by cron(8) at 2am each  morning
       and  write  a  performance  summary report named sarXX (where XX is yesterdays day-of-the-
       month, wrapping to the previous month if today is the 1st).  The outputfile may be changed
       with  the  -f  option.   The  report  will  be written to the $PCP_LOG_DIR/sa directory by
       default, but this may be changed with the -o option to a different  directory.   Note  the
       default crontab(5) entry currently specifies $PCP_LOG_DIR/sa as the output directory; this
       may be changed in the future.

       If   the   -a   option   is   not   given,    the    default    input    archivefile    is
       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmlogger/HOSTNAME/YYYYMMDD,  where  HOSTNAME  defaults  to the local hostname
       (may be changed with the -h option) and YYYYMMDD is the base  name  of  yesterdays  merged
       archive,  as produced by pmlogger(1) and the pmlogger_daily(1) scripts.  If archivefile is
       a directory, then pmlogger_daily_report will use all PCP archives found in that  directory
       to  write  the report (this is known as multi-archive mode, and may be considerably slower
       than specifying a single archive as the input).

       Note that there are suffciently flexible command line options for pmlogger_daily_report to
       be  used  to  read any archivefile and write the report to any output directory.  As such,
       this tool can  be  configured  by  editing  the  crontab  entry,  $PCP_ETC_DIR/cron.d/pcp-
       pmlogger-daily-report and adding whatever command line options are required.

       If the -p option is specified then the status of the daily processing is polled and if the
       report has not been done in the last 24 hours then it is done now.  The intent is to  have
       pmlogger_daily_report called regularly with the -p option (at 30 mins past the hour, every
       hour in the default cron(8) set up) to ensure daily processing happens as soon as possible
       if  it was missed at the regularly scheduled time (which is 02:00 by default), e.g. if the
       system was down or suspended at that time.

       With the -p option, pmlogger_daily_report simply exits if the  previous  day's  processing
       has already been done.

       The reports themselves are created by the pmrep(1) utility using its default configuration
       file, see pmrep.conf(5).  The pmrep(1) configuration entries used to write the reports  is
       currently hardwired into the pmlogger_daily_report script.

       Finally, the input archives must contain sufficient metrics as needed by pmrep(1) to write
       the report.  On platforms that support it, the pcp-zeroconf package configures PCP logging
       as  required  for  this  - hence pmlogger_daily_report should be used with the pmlogger(1)
       configuration that is set up by pcp-zeroconf.  As the name suggests, pcp-zeroconf requires
       no  additional  configuration after installation in order to capture the required archives
       needed by pmlogger_daily_report.

       In order to ensure that mail is not unintentionally sent when  this  script  is  run  from
       cron(8)   diagnostics  are  always  sent  to  a  log  file.   By  default,  this  file  is
       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmlogger/pmlogger_daily_report.log but this  can  be  changed  using  the  -l
       option.  If this log file already exists when the script starts, it will be renamed with a
       .prev suffix (overwriting any log file saved earlier) before diagnostics are generated  to
       the log file.

       The  output  from  the cron(8) execution of the script may be extended using the -V option
       which enables verbose tracing of activity.  By default the script generates no log  output
       unless some error or warning condition is encountered.


       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).


       PCPIntro(1), pmlogger_daily(1), pmlogger(1), pmrep(1),  sadc(1),  crontab(5),  sa2(8)  and