Journal management provides a means by which you can record the activity of objects on your system. When you use journal management, you create an object called a journal. The journal records the activities of the objects you specify in the form of journal entries. The journal writes the journal entries in another object called a journal receiver.
Journal management provides you with the following:
- Decreased recovery time after an abnormal end
- Powerful recovery functions
- Powerful audit functions
- The ability to replicate journal entries on a remote system
This topic provides information about how to set up, manage, and troubleshoot system-managed access-path protection (SMAPP), local journals, and remote journals on an iSeries™ server.
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- What's new for V5R4
For V5R4, there are a number of improvements and additions to journal management.
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- System-managed access-path protection
System-managed access-path protection (SMAPP) allows you to use some of the advantages of journaling without explicitly setting up journaling. Use SMAPP to decrease the time it takes to restart your system after an abnormal end.
- Local journal management
Use local journal management to recover the changes to an object that have occurred since the object was last saved, as an audit trail, or to help replicate an object. Setting up journaling locally is a prerequisite for other iSeries functions such as Remote journal management and Commitment control. Use this information to set up, manage, and troubleshoot journaling on a local server.
- Remote journal management
Use remote journal management to establish journals and journal receivers on a remote system that are associated with specific journals and journal receivers on a local system. Remote journal management replicates journal entries from the local system to the journals and journal receivers that are located on the remote system after they have been established.
- Related information for journal management
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