Augusto Estefan · Mar 30, 2020
Error Switching Journal


I'm having a problem when I'm attempting to freeze the instance.

I have a pre-script and post-script to freeze and unfreeze the instance, but when the script execute: 

 csession INSTANCE_NAME -U '%SYS' "##Class(Backup.General).ExternalFreeze(\"$SNAPLOG\",,,,,,1800)"

 It's give me this error and fails the freeze: 

Backup.General.ExternalFreeze: Failed, Unable to switch local journal file, Error: -99,ERROR #1142: Error switching journal file: 0


At cconsole.log file show this:

0 4 160

Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to get daily emails or alerts about changes to a cache database.  I know that all of that information is contained within the journal files, just wondering if there is a way to bundle it up each day and send it off for auditing, etc.

Any solution where a plain-text/readable format of changes to the cache database could be sent or stored for review would solve the issue.



0 3 233
lw wei · Jul 17, 2019
journal restore failed with ZJRNFILT

The steps are as follows:


1. create global

 For I=1:1:200 Set ^ABC(I)=""
 For I=1:1:200 Set ^XYZ(I)=""
 For I=1:1:100 Kill ^ABC(I)

2. create ZJRNFILT

ZJRNFILT(jid,dir,glo,type,restmode,addr,time)    /*Filter*/
  Set restmode=1                                  /*Return 1 for restore*/
  If glo["^ABC",type="K" Set restmode=0           /*except if a kill on ^ABC*/


3. restore

0 7 207


We have Mirroring established between NODE 1 & Node 2 . We have set the "cachesys" database enabled for Journalling. But we dont see the User Accounts , Roles, Resources created on Node 1 ( favoured Primary) reflected on Node 2 . Is creating them manually again is the only option for this ? . Is there any way to sync them or would adding %SYS to MIRROR a possible solution. Would it be great if anyone has faced this as we have an issue that during failovers Team is locked out . 

Best Regards,

Arun Madhan

1 10 479

In System Administration | Configuration |  System Configuration | Journal Settings there is a check box for Freeze on error.

From reading the documentation, it sounds like the choice to freeze on error is one of system availability vs system integrity.

Curious to know whether Ensemble users choose to freeze on error or not.

If you have a best practice recommendation based upon your experience or knowledge, that would be helpful information too.

0 3 205
Rafael Vergani · Mar 21, 2017
Journal file I/O error

One of my journal spaces has status "IOER" in MSM MUMPS.

I think this is happend during system freeze.



I never seeing a journal file status like that.  I did not find anything about it in the intersystems documentation.

I can simply delete the damaged file, but I'd like to know how to prevent this from happening.

Anyone have some idea about it?

My MSM-UNIX Version is 4.4.0.


0 2 205