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An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System by Steve Nathan, Sandy Sherrill, Rick Long, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Margaret Wilson, Kenny Blackman, John Butterweck, Diane Goff, Barbara Klein

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Chapter 22. IMS Logging

IMS logging is the principal tool for recording online system activity. Data stored in various logging data sets is critical information that is used for restart, recovery, statistics, and audit purposes.

Logs are lists of activities, work that has been done, and changes that have been made. If you know the state of the system when activities were successful and what the system has done since then, you will be able to recover the system if a failure occurs.

In This Chapter

Overview of IMS System Logging

Database Recovery Control Facility

IMS System Checkpoints

IMS Log Data Sets

Overview of IMS System Logging

Logs make recovery and restart possible. As IMS operates, it constantly writes event information in log ...

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