The sld_rebuild with the flag -hst_dir does not work for short-term history files

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Article ID: 85630

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Products

CA Automic Sysload

Issue/Introduction

Affects Release version(s): 5

Error Message :
The following error appear when the command sld_rebuild is executed against the short-term history folder:

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Error: file:'.dat' does not exist 
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Patch level detected:SP Analyst Agent for Unix 5.60
Product Version: Sysload 5.6.0

Description :Rebuilding short time history does not work when executed in interactive mode and specifying a folder, instead of a file ( flag -hst_dir)

Cause

Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: N/A

Environment

OS: All

Resolution

The short-term history files are never purged, they rotate every day, so the sld_rebuild that allows to compact the history files and recreate the index files is not necessary.

It is very unlikely that the short-term history files can be damaged, and in case it occurs, it would only affect 2 files maximum.

Therefore, in order to launch a rebuild on the short-term history files, the parameter -hst_file must be used instead of -hst_dir

Fix Status: No Fix
 

Additional Information

Workaround :
N/A