archival storage

In computers, archival storage is storage for data that may not be actively needed but is kept for possible future use or for record-keeping purposes.

In computers, archival storage is storage for data that may not be actively needed but is kept for possible future use or for record-keeping purposes. Archival storage is often provided using the same system as that used for backup storage. Typically, archival and backup storage can be retrieved using a restore process.

This was first published in September 2005

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