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pt-sift

NAME

pt-sift - Browses files created by pt-stalk.

SYNOPSIS

Usage

pt-sift FILE|PREFIX|DIRECTORY

pt-sift browses files created by pt-stalk. If no options are given, the tool browses all pt-stalk files in /var/lib/pt-stalk if that directory exists, else the current working directory is used. If a FILE is given, the tool browses files with the same prefix in the given file’s directory. If a PREFIX is given, the tool browses files in /var/lib/pt-stalk (or the current working directory) with the same prefix. If a DIRECTORY is given, the tool browses all pt-stalk files in it.

RISKS

Percona Toolkit is mature, proven in the real world, and well tested, but all database tools can pose a risk to the system and the database server. Before using this tool, please:

  • Read the tool’s documentation
  • Review the tool’s known “BUGS”
  • Test the tool on a non-production server
  • Backup your production server and verify the backups

DESCRIPTION

pt-sift downloads other tools that it might need, such as pt-diskstats, and then makes a list of the unique timestamp prefixes of all the files in the directory, as written by the pt-stalk tool. If the user specified a timestamp on the command line, then it begins with that sample of data; otherwise it begins by showing a list of the timestamps and prompting for a selection. Thereafter, it displays a summary of the selected sample, and the user can navigate and inspect with keystrokes. The keystroke commands you can use are as follows:

  • d
Sets the action to start the pt-diskstats tool on the sample’s disk performance statistics.
  • i
Sets the action to view the first INNODB STATUS sample in less.
  • m
Displays the first 4 samples of SHOW STATUS counters side by side with the pt-mext tool.
  • n
Summarizes the first sample of netstat data in two ways: by originating host, and by connection state.
  • j
Select the next timestamp as the active sample.
  • k
Select the previous timestamp as the active sample.
  • q
Quit the program.
  • 1
Sets the action for each sample to the default, which is to view a summary of the sample.
  • 0
Sets the action to just list the files in the sample.
Sets the action to view all of the sample’s files in the less program.

OPTIONS

--help

Show help and exit.

--version

Show version and exit.

ENVIRONMENT

This tool does not use any environment variables.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This tool requires Bash v3 and the following programs: pt-diskstats, pt-pmp, pt-mext, and pt-align. If these programs are not in your PATH, they will be fetched from the Internet if curl is available.

BUGS

For a list of known bugs, see http://www.percona.com/bugs/pt-sift.

Please report bugs at https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-toolkit. Include the following information in your bug report:

  • Complete command-line used to run the tool
  • Tool --version
  • MySQL version of all servers involved
  • Output from the tool including STDERR
  • Input files (log/dump/config files, etc.)

If possible, include debugging output by running the tool with PTDEBUG; see “ENVIRONMENT”.

DOWNLOADING

Visit http://www.percona.com/software/percona-toolkit/ to download the latest release of Percona Toolkit. Or, get the latest release from the command line:

wget percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.tar.gz

wget percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.rpm

wget percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.deb

You can also get individual tools from the latest release:

wget percona.com/get/TOOL

Replace TOOL with the name of any tool.

AUTHORS

Baron Schwartz

ABOUT PERCONA TOOLKIT

This tool is part of Percona Toolkit, a collection of advanced command-line tools for MySQL developed by Percona. Percona Toolkit was forked from two projects in June, 2011: Maatkit and Aspersa. Those projects were created by Baron Schwartz and primarily developed by him and Daniel Nichter. Visit http://www.percona.com/software/ to learn about other free, open-source software from Percona.

VERSION

pt-sift 2.2.14