Transaction journaling is required when running a mirror server in an installation. However, there may be scenarios when it must be stopped. A couple of example cases are:
- The existing journal file gets inadvertently lost or deleted
- You no longer want to journal transactions for some reason
- You have taken a copy of a production database for a test environment and do not require journaling there
- In the unlikely event that the database becomes corrupt and you need to restore to a back-up database
This article describes how to stop transaction journaling. It must be done using the swDatabaseManager tool. Once stopped, if you wish to start journaling again (e.g., for the first 2 cases listed above), you will need to create a new journal file for the database.
- Server and database compatible version of swDatabaseManager.exe tool
- If running against an sqlite database, the SystemWeaver server must be stopped, i.e., you must have sole access to the database when removing journaling
- The database has journaling activated, i.e., there is an existing .swjournal file associated with the database
Note: The swDatabaseManager application is not for general distribution and should only be used by an authorized system administrator.
- As noted in the prerequisites, the SystemWeaver server application should be stopped if running a sqlite database.
- Open the swDatabaseManager.
- Select the database Type and Select database.
- On the Database tab, click the Display Info button to confirm that tool version is compatible with the database version.
- On the Mirroring tab, click Clear transaction info (Journaling).
The log window will indicate when the operation has completed.