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The cockroach debug tsdump command connects to your cluster and collects timeseries diagnostic data from each active node (inactive nodes are not included). This includes both current and historical runtime metrics for your cluster, including those exposed in the DB Console Metrics pages as well as internal metrics.

cockroach debug tsdump is mostly used in tandem with the cockroach debug zip command to gather diagnostic data during escalations to Cockroach Labs support. Follow the steps in this procedure to gather and prepare the timeseries diagnostic data and prepare it for transit to Cockroach Labs.

Subcommands

While the cockroach debug command has a few subcommands, users are expected to use only the zip, encryption-active-key, merge-logs, list-files, tsdump, and ballast subcommands.

We recommend using the encryption-decrypt and job-trace subcommands only when directed by the Cockroach Labs support team.

The other debug subcommands are useful only to Cockroach Labs. Output of debug commands may contain sensitive or secret information.

Synopsis

$ cockroach debug tsdump {flags} > {dump file destination} 
Note:

The following flags must apply to an active CockroachDB node. If no nodes are live, you must start at least one node.

Flags

The debug tsdump subcommand supports the following general-use, client connection, and logging flags.

General

Flag Description
--format The output format to write the collected diagnostic data. Valid options are text, csv, tsv, raw.

Default: text
--from The oldest timestamp to include (inclusive), in the format YYYY-MM-DD [HH:MM[:SS]].

Default: 0001-01-01 00:00:00
--to The newest timestamp to include (inclusive), in the format YYYY-MM-DD [HH:MM[:SS]].

Default: Current timestamp plus 29 hours

Client connection

Flag Description
--cert-principal-map A comma-separated list of <cert-principal>:<db-principal> mappings. This allows mapping the principal in a cert to a DB principal such as node or root or any SQL user. This is intended for use in situations where the certificate management system places restrictions on the Subject.CommonName or SubjectAlternateName fields in the certificate (e.g., disallowing a CommonName like node or root). If multiple mappings are provided for the same <cert-principal>, the last one specified in the list takes precedence. A principal not specified in the map is passed through as-is via the identity function. A cert is allowed to authenticate a DB principal if the DB principal name is contained in the mapped CommonName or DNS-type SubjectAlternateName fields.
--certs-dir The path to the certificate directory containing the CA and client certificates and client key.

Env Variable: COCKROACH_CERTS_DIR
Default: ${HOME}/.cockroach-certs/
--cluster-name The cluster name to use to verify the cluster's identity. If the cluster has a cluster name, you must include this flag. For more information, see cockroach start.
--disable-cluster-name-verification Disables the cluster name check for this command. This flag must be paired with --cluster-name. For more information, see cockroach start.
--host The server host and port number to connect to. This can be the address of any node in the cluster.

Env Variable: COCKROACH_HOST
Default: localhost:26257
--insecure Use an insecure connection.

Env Variable: COCKROACH_INSECURE
Default: false
--url A connection URL to use instead of the other arguments. To convert a connection URL to the syntax that works with your client driver, run cockroach convert-url.

Env Variable: COCKROACH_URL
Default: no URL

Logging

By default, this command logs messages to stdout. If you need to troubleshoot this command's behavior, you can customize its logging behavior.

Examples

Generate a tsdump gob file

Generate the tsdump gob file for an insecure CockroachDB cluster:

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$ cockroach debug tsdump --format=raw --insecure > tsdump.gob

Generate the tsdump gob file for a secure CockroachDB cluster:

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$ cockroach debug tsdump --format=raw --certs-dir=${HOME}/.cockroach-certs/ > tsdump.gob
Note:

Secure examples assume you have the appropriate certificates in the default certificate directory, ${HOME}/.cockroach-certs/. See the cockroach cert documentation for more information.

Generate a tsdump gob file and compress using gzip

Generate a tsdump gob file for an insecure CockroachDB cluster, and compress using gzip in preparation to send to Cockroach Labs for troubleshooting. Your server must have gzip installed:

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$ cockroach debug tsdump --format=raw --insecure > tsdump.gob
gzip tsdump.gob

Generate a tsdump gob file for a secure CockroachDB cluster, and compress using gzip in preparation to send to Cockroach Labs for troubleshooting. Your server must have gzip installed:

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$ cockroach debug tsdump --format=raw --certs-dir=${HOME}/.cockroach-certs/ > tsdump.gob
gzip tsdump.gob
Note:

Secure examples assume you have the appropriate certificates in the default certificate directory, ${HOME}/.cockroach-certs/. See the cockroach cert documentation for more information.

Generate a tsdump gob file with a custom timestamp range

Generate a tsdump gob file specifying a custom timestamp range to limit the data collection to a specific interval. This is useful for reducing the size of the resulting gob file if the data needed to troubleshoot falls within a known timestamp range:

$ cockroach debug tsdump --format=raw --from='2023-01-10 01:00:00' --to='2023-01-20 23:59:59' > tsdump.gob

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