In 29 years of working with the i and its predecessors I have done an
unplanned full restore once and lost a handfull of transactions (< 5).
My boss told me that, before I came to work here, he accidentally cleared our order details file. (How one can do that accidentally is a mystery to me, but I digress.)
Everyone in the office spent the rest of the day re-entering the orders from printed picking tickets.
As I said before, I am not a journaling expert (or even novice), but wouldn't journaling be of no benefit in such situations? I.e., it seems to me that the journal would simply said something along the lines of "Order 123 deleted" ad nauseum. Applying the journals would result in nothing being recovered. Or is there a rollback option, such as "Roll the Order Details back to its state at Noon."?
Jerry C. Adams
IBM System i Programmer/Analyst
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