What is Data Archiving?

Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer in use from the primary production system into a long-term storage system. Archived data is stored so that it can be retrieved when needed.

Data archiving is an important step when dealing with large volumes of data.

PiLog MDRM application will help your business create a suitable archiving strategy. It comes with many features, which include archiving and unarchiving data. This will allow you to archive the data at the end of a period, such as the end of the quarter or the year. You can also return archived data to active status, or you can delete the data.

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What are the Benefits of Data Archiving?

Easier Backup

Data archiving ensures easier backup processes because you won't spend much time backing up unused and inactive data.

Improved Productivity

Spend less time maintaining and managing software and infrastructure for on-site backup storage.

Less Cost

Since there will be less data volume in the primary system, the backup and recovery operations will run faster, and disaster recovery will be less costly and will take less time, reducing the potential system downtime.

Data Backup vs Archiving

A backup is a copy of the organization's operational and current data. It includes currently used data or any data that is accessed regularly. When a system creates a backup copy of the data, it doesn't affect the original files, which remain in the same location. These backup files can be used to restore the data if it is corrupted or lost. A backup system stores data for a much shorter time than an archive file.

On the other hand, archives serve as data sources for information that may not be critical but must be stored for long periods. Archive files are no longer in use or active and do not regularly change or need to be frequently located.

Another main difference is that backups serve as disaster recovery mechanisms. In contrast, data archives are intended for long-term storage.