Too often, we find our free disk space being eaten up by some unknown force in the universe. Often, the culprit turns out to be unmanaged journal receivers. Once the old receivers are deleted, we get the space back.
I have been at iSeries sites where scores of gigabytes of disk space were being taken up by journal receivers that were not needed. In one case, the system administrator was investigating buying more disk. We found HUGE receivers that were not needed and deleted them, and all was right with the world.
Here is Carsten’s latest gem, the Print Journal Receivers (PRTJRNRCV) command. The command will print information about selected journals and their journal receiver directories. System administrators can use this tool to create a report that will help them find receivers than can be deleted and thereby save disk space, as well as locate receivers that have not been saved. In general, the command provides an overview of a system’s journal state.