| 1. Journaling is a word used during database management. It is the simultaneous (real time) logging of all data-file updates. This log provides an audit trail and is used to reconstruct the database if the original file is damaged or destroyed.
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2. The process of logging changes or updates to a database since the last full backup. Journals can be used to recover previous versions of a file before updates were made, or to facilitate disaster recovery, if performed remotely, by applying changes to the last safe backup. SIMILAR TERMS: File Shadowing, Data Replication, Disk Mirroring
(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)
3. The process of logging changes or updates to a database since the last full backup.
(Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)