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NAME

       pmFetchArchive - get performance metrics directly from an archive log

C SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmFetchArchive(pmResult **result);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

       pmFetchArchive  is  a  variant  of  pmFetch(3)  that  may  only  be  used when the current
       Performance Metrics Application Programming Interface (PMAPI) context is  associated  with
       an archive log.

       The  result  is instantiated with all of the metrics (and instances) from the next archive
       record, consequently there is no notion of a list of desired  metrics,  and  the  instance
       profile of the PMAPI context is ignored.

       It  is  expected  that  pmFetchArchive would be used to create utilities that scan archive
       logs, while the more common access to the archives would be via the pmFetch(3) interface.

       To skip records within the archive log, use pmSetMode(3) to  change  the  collection  time
       within the current PMAPI context, then call pmFetchArchive.

       Note  that  the  result  returned  by pmFetchArchive is dynamically allocated, and must be
       released using pmFreeResult(3), not free(3C).   See  pmFetch(3)  and  pmFreeResult(3)  for
       further details.

       pmFetchArchive returns zero on success.

SEE ALSO

       PMAPI(3),     pmFetch(3),     pmFreeResult(3),     pmNewContext(3),    pmSetMode(3)    and
       pmTrimNameSpace(3).

DIAGNOSTICS

       PM_ERR_NOTARCHIVE
              the current PMAPI context is not associated with an archive log