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Capturing postp error snippets

I am looking to capture just the log file snippets which POSTP extracts above and below the found error.

Are these accessible? Can they be processed at all to classify the error?

I am looking to create a dashboard to provide statistics on failure/error types, but need to first determine how to assess the failure point.

Has anyone else done this?

avatar image By prgerth 57 asked Feb 20, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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You can start by looking at the "Diagnostic Information" section in the "Postprocessors" help topic. (I'm using an ancient version of EC, so your help may look different.)

From that, you can see that there are "diagFiles" that are created for a job, which contain the diagnostic information for each job step. (To check out what I mean, do

ectool getJobDetails someJobId | grep diag
That should tell you the names of the diagFiles that were created in the job's workspace for the various job steps. In my version of EC, the propertyNames are diagFile and the values are "diag-stepId.xml". This is just for your preliminary investigation, as there's probably a better way to get this information for a production environment.)

The help topic mentioned earlier will tell you the format of the diagFiles, which you should be able to get for your dashboard.

avatar image By sbarry 1.5k answered Feb 24, 2017 at 07:22 PM
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