The vovserver records all events in a journal file that resides in a the subdirectory journals/ of the server configuration directory.

Each journal has a name in the form YYYY.MM.DD.jrn. A new journal is started each day; older journals are compressed automatically, but not removed. For a long-running VOV project, it may be necessary to set up the vovcontrab or another means to manage the size of the journal's directory.

In the current release, the journals are intended for machine consumption, and are terse and cryptic. These journals are to be used for auditing and troubleshooting.

The journals can be browsed on the Journals page. This page can display only the events that are related to a specific node, or all events. The events are arranged into groups by timeslice.