Ask the Expert

Journaling and incremental backups

Do you have to have journaling to do incremental backups?

Journaling is not a requirement for doing an incremental backup. However, if by chance you are journaling a file that is going to be backed up as part of an incremental backup, the DEFAULT value for the OBJJRN parameter on the SAVCHGOBJ command is *NO. This means that any journaled object will not be included in your incremental backup. So just to play it safe, you may want to change this parameter value to *YES.


Ask the Experts yourself: Our Backup & Recovery gurus are waiting to answer your questions.'s targeted search engine: Get relevant information on backup & recovery.

Check out this Featured Topic on backup & recovery.

This was first published in June 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: