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       pmloglabel - check and repair a performance metrics archive label


       pmloglabel [-lLsv?]  [-h hostname] [-p pid] [-V version] [-Z timezone] archive


       pmloglabel  verifies,  reports on, and can modify all details of the labels in each of the
       files of a Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) archive log.  The archive  log  has  the  base  name
       archive and must have been previously created using pmlogger(1).

       Each  of  the  files  in  a  PCP  archive  (metadata, temporal index, and one or more data
       volumes) must contain a valid label at the start, else the PCP tools will refuse  to  open
       the archive at all.

       Thus,  the  primary  function  of  pmloglabel  is to be able to repair any inconsistent or
       corrupt label fields, such that the entire archive is not lost.  It  will  not  check  the
       remainder of the archive, but it will give you a fighting chance to recover otherwise lost
       data.  Together, pmloglabel and pmlogextract are able to produce a valid PCP archive  from
       many forms of corruption.

       Note  that  if the temporal index is found to be corrupt, the "*.index" file can be safely
       moved aside and the archive will still be accessible, however retrievals may  take  longer
       without the index.


       The available command line options are:

       -h hostname, --host=hostname
            Modify the logged hostname in the archive label, for all files in the archive.

       -l, --label
            Dump out the archive label, showing the log format version, the time and date for the
            start and (current) end of the archive, and  the  host  from  which  the  performance
            metrics values were collected.

       -L   Like  -l,  just  a little more verbose, showing also the timezone and creator process
            identifier from the archive label.

       -p pid, --pid=pid
            Set the process identifier stored in the archive label to pid, for all files  in  the

       -s   Rewrite the sentinel values which precede and follow the archive label, for all files
            in the archive.

       -v, --verbose
            Verbose mode.  Additional progress information is produced at each step.

       -V version, --version=version
            Stamp the version number into the magic number field at  the  start  of  the  archive
            label, for all files in the archive.

       -Z timezone, --timezone=timezone
            Changes  the  timezone  in  the  archive  labels  to  timezone  in  the format of the
            environment variable TZ as described in environ(7).

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


       The following demonstrates the use of pmloglabel in finding and then correcting a  corrupt
       field (PID) in the label of the temporal index of an archive named "20080125".

                 $ pmdumplog -l 20080125
                 pmdumplog: Cannot open archive "20080125": Illegal label record at start of a PCP archive log file
                 $ pmloglabel 20080125
                 Mismatched PID (5264/5011) between temporal index and data volume 0
                 $ pmloglabel -p 5264 20080125
                 $ pmdumplog -l 20080125
                 Log Label (Log Format Version 2)
                 Performance metrics from host fw1
                   commencing Fri Jan 25 00:10:09.341 2008
                   ending     Sat Jan 26 00:09:54.344 2008


       pmloglabel  exits  with status 0 if the archive labels are clean.  If invoked incorrectly,
       the exit status will be 1.  If corruption is detected and still exists  at  the  end,  the
       exit  status  will be 2.  If requested to write out the archive labels, and some aspect of
       that write out fails, then the exit status will be 3.


            Default directory for PCP archives containing  performance  metric  values  collected
            from the host <hostname>.


       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),    pmlogcheck(1),    pmlogextract(1),     pmlogger(1),     pmlogger_check(1),
       pmlogger_daily(1), pmlogrewrite(1), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).