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4.2.5 The collect logs Command

collect logs [cluster_name]

This command collects log files and other related files from all hosts. When the name of a cluster (cluster_name) is supplied with the command, it collects all the log files (.log) as well as the configuration files (.ini, .cnf), error files (.err), and trace files (.trace.log.*) used by all processes belonging to the cluster, and also all the agent log files.

When an mcmd agent receives the collect logs command from the mcm agent it is connected with, it sets up a TCP server socket using port 0 by default, and lets the operating system assign the actual port number. All agents in the site are then instructed to perform the copying, and each of them spawns a TCP client, which connects to the TCP server socket set up earlier to copy the files over.

For MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.2 and later: To assign a specific port manually for file copying, use the --copy-port option when starting mcmd. Default value for the option is 0. The collect logs command times out if, in 30 seconds, no connections can be established by any of the clients or no incoming connections are detected by the TCP server.


If a firewall or other networking issues prohibit the TCP clients to connect to the TCP server socket, the collect logs command will never complete.

The collected files are put under the MySQL Cluster Manager data repository (../mcm_data (relative to the installation directory of MySQL Cluster Manager) by default, or specified by the option --manager-directory) inside a folder named collected_files, under which the files are organized under a hierarchy of timestamps [for the file collections] and then host names; below the host name level, the file organization mimics that on the host. For example, the agent log for the host tonfisk, collected on 2014-07-31 at 07:44:05, is found at:


If cluster_name is omitted, only the agent log files are collected.