Error Running PAL Tool

Mar 26, 2008 at 4:52 PM
I'm attempting to run PAL on my XP workstation for a Exchange 2003 server log file. I continue to receive the following results. Any suggestions?

Z:\Perflogs>CScript "C:\Program Files\PAL v1.2\PAL.vbs" /LOG:"Z:\Perflogs\Mail P
erformance 032608_000001.blg" /THRESHOLDFILE:"C:\Program Files\PAL v1.2\Exchan
ge2003.xml" /INTERVAL:"AUTO" /NumberOfProcessors:4 /ThreeGBSwitch:False /SixtyFo
urBit:False /TotalMemory:4 /KernelDumpOnCDrive:True
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
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PAL.vbs v1.2

Determining if counters are in the Perfmon log...
Using Relog to create a counter list...
Executing: ReLog.exe "Z:\Perflogs\Mail Performance 032608_000001.blg" -f CSV -
y -o C:\DOCUME~1\jgrande\LOCALS~1\Temp\_FilteredLogForCounterlist.csv

Z:\Perflogs\Mail Performance 032608_000001.blg (Binary)

Begin: 1/1/1601 0:00:00
End: 1/1/1601 0:00:00
Samples: 0

The specified record was not found in the log file.

Done using Relog to create a counter list.
ERROR: DetermineIfCountersAreInThePerfmonLog Unable to create a counter list f
rom C:\DOCUME~1\jgrande\LOCALS~1\Temp\_FilteredPerfmonLog.csv

Mar 26, 2008 at 6:22 PM

I suspect that your blg file is somehow corrupt, as you can see relog is outputing:

Begin: 1/1/1601 0:00:00
End: 1/1/1601 0:00:00
Samples: 0

which is a sign of a corrupt blg. I'm quite sure that it would not open in perfmon.

When i am using relog, i am manually run relog on the blg that i want to parse to make sure they are all valid.

Try a new collection of data, and run relog to validate the integrity of the file.

Good luck.