The sld_rebuild with the flag -hst_dir does not work for short-term history files

Document ID : KB000085630
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Affects Release version(s): 5

Error Message :
The following error appear when the command sld_rebuild is executed against the short-term history folder:

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Error: file:'.dat' does not exist 
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Patch level detected:SP Analyst Agent for Unix 5.60
Product Version: Sysload 5.6.0

Description :Rebuilding short time history does not work when executed in interactive mode and specifying a folder, instead of a file ( flag -hst_dir)
Environment:
OS: All
Cause:
Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: N/A
Resolution:
The short-term history files are never purged, they rotate every day, so the sld_rebuild that allows to compact the history files and recreate the index files is not necessary.

It is very unlikely that the short-term history files can be damaged, and in case it occurs, it would only affect 2 files maximum.

Therefore, in order to launch a rebuild on the short-term history files, the parameter -hst_file must be used instead of -hst_dir

Fix Status: No Fix
 
Additional Information:
Workaround :
N/A