Discovering remote journals with SQL

I have an ongoing “battle” to keep the journals and their journal receivers under control in the IBM i partitions I am responsible for. Part of this has been to find and report on various features and functions of the journals. A recent addition to SQL, as part of IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7, has been a View that returns results about the remote journals in a partition.

What is a remote journalling?

Remote journalling, in very simple terms, will send journal transactions to other partitions. I could use it to replicate changes made to file on the master partition to other partitions, and use those to update the remote files and keep all of the copies in synch.

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