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How can SMF Data be extracted on to a local PC?

 
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uniquesri

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: How can SMF Data be extracted on to a local PC?
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Hi,

How can SMF Data be extracted on to a local PC in Tab delimited or comma delimited format? Can you please suggest any utilities or techniques?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:
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MXG


Any other way? MXG does the trick for sure. Is there any other freeware available or will my co have to write the code and develop the entire product?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject:
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Are you aware of the price of MXG?

The price of a two or three men days ! Can you find cheaper?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How can SMF Data be extracted on to a local PC?
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Wasn't this same question already answered here?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject:
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will my co have to write the code and develop the entire product?
I'm not aware of any freeware to do this. I would not recommend your company spend the resources to do this, either, since MXG is so reasonably priced. When you consider there's over 100 SMF record types and a lot of them require bit-level manipulation, and summarization of data across time boundaries, and handling never-ending started tasks that spit out SMF records regularly, your company could easily spend 1000 times the cost of MXG replicating what it already does.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject:
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Take heed of Roberts advice. MXG is a great product that was specifically built for the breakdown and complex analysis of SMF data for all types of performance, capacity and charge back reports.

As he says, cost vs cost, it would be far more expensive to replicate the product than to buy it.

It deals with some of the more tricky little known things e.g. the type 30 records have end of interval / end of task sub types and using the wrong one can cause your customers a severe shock when they get their resource bill icon_eek.gif I know, I've shocked a few of them in the past
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