Error: No data to return. 180 Samples

Jul 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Hi Friends,

First time using PAL. Great work! This will be very useful.
However, running into a bump here.

Could my file path be too long?
I'm using the SharePoint 2010 Threshold title for SharePoint 2013 counters. I simply been adding additional Analysis measures to this built-in threshold to include the counters I require to monitor 2013. Seems intuitive.

Everything else seems to be in order.

Also,

Transcript started, output file is C:\Users\USTTL3~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2\PAL.l
og
PAL v2.3.5 (http://www.codeplex.com/PAL)
Written by: Clint Huffman (clinth@microsoft.com) and other contributors.
Last Modified: 05/15/2013 19:55:38
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SCRIPT ARGUMENTS:
-Log D:\SPMon\SharePointDataCollector\SharePointMonitorLog15M7y2013.blg
-ThresholdFile C:\Program Files\PAL\PAL\SPS2010.xml
-Interval AUTO
-OutputDir [My Documents]\PAL Reports
-IsOutputHtml True
-HtmlOutputFileName [LogFileName]_PAL_ANALYSIS_[DateTimeStamp].htm
-AllCounterStats False
-IsOutputXml False
-XmlOutputFileName [LogFileName]_PAL_ANALYSIS_[DateTimeStamp].xml
-BeginTime
-EndTime


Creating session working directory...
Creating directory "C:\Users\USTTL3~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2{f291d449-2afc-4019-9
1d7-75b8d9400169}"
Creating file "C:\Users\ServerName\Documents\PAL Reports\SharePointMonitorL
og15M7y2013_PAL_ANALYSIS_2013-07-15_12-14-20.htm"
Creating directory "C:\Users\ServerName\Documents\PAL Reports\SharePointMon
itorLog15M7y2013_PAL_ANALYSIS_2013-07-15_12-14-20\"

Threshold File Load History:
C:\Program Files\PAL\PAL\SPS2010.xml
QuickSystemOverview.xml
IIS.xml
AspDotNet.xml
SystemOverview.xml
VMWare.xml
Asp.xml

Generating the counter list to filter on...Done
Removing duplicate counter expressions from counter list...Done

relog.exe "D:\SPMon\SharePointDataCollector\SharePointMonitorLog15M7y2013.blg" -
cf "C:\Users\ServerName\AppData\Local\Temp\2{f291d449-2afc-4019-91d7-75b8d
9400169}\CounterListFilter.txt" -f csv -o "C:\Users\ServerName\AppData\Loca
l\Temp\2{f291d449-2afc-4019-91d7-75b8d9400169}_FilteredPerfmonLog.csv" -y

Input

File(s):
 D:\SPMon\SharePointDataCollector\SharePointMonitorLog15M7y2013.blg (Binary
)
Begin: 7/15/2013 11:58:37
End: 7/15/2013 12:13:32
Samples: 180
0.00%
Error:
No data to return.

Great product.
Cheers
Clint.
Coordinator
Jul 31, 2013 at 6:40 AM
Thank you, czofnas001.

Long path names are common problems with PAL, but the paths you provided seems small enough. The problem looks to be a corrupted counter log. Relog.exe (part of the operating system) is unable to convert the counter log from binary to text, so PAL can parse it. This can happen if you are using Windows XP or earlier operating system or the counter log is corrupted. It looks like there is only 15 minutes of data in the log, so likely there is just not enough data to work with. Try using a counter log that has captured more data.

Does the sample counter log work? Its the one provided with PAL as a known good log test.