Journaling for Db2 and IFS - Tom Huntington & Ash Giddings

From its humble beginning journaling local database changes to physical files on the System/38, IBM i journaling technology has evolved to include SQL tables, the integrated file system (IFS), and even remote journaling. In fact, many IT teams have been using IBM i journaling technology for audits, replication, problem determination, removal of bad updates, and high availability for years!  

During this live webinar, the IBM i experts from HelpSystems help you get a better understanding of how journaling works. You’ll learn:  

• How to start journaling of PF/SQL/IFS

• Why before and after images are important

• How to use remove journal changes

• What remote journaling is  

You’ll also get a quick look at how we use journaling technology in our Robot HA replication software. Whether you’re new to journaling or have been running it for years, this session is worth your time.

Ash Giddings


Ash Giddings began his career on IBM Mainframe before moving onto midrange systems such as IBM i and AIX and then Windows and Linux. He has worked for some of the largest data centers in Europe and has advised large companies around the world on way to save costs and improve efficiencies.

Tom Huntington

Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystem

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and has been with the company for nearly 30 years. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.

Tom often speaks on enterprise scheduling, security, automation topics, IBM i technology, and the HelpSystems products, and hosts technical presentations on a variety of automation topics. He is the author of the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey and has written articles on automated operations, security, cloud computing, and business intelligence for leading trade journals and newsletters. He was named an IBM Champion in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for over three decades of advocation and thought leadership on the IBM i platform.


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