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How does file archiving differ from email and database archiving or document management systems?
The point is that each archiving product has a different focus. File archiving products tend to work with unstructured data without regard for the originating application, offering powerful data movement, indexing/search and policy-based retention and deletion features. By comparison, email archiving focuses on archiving email packages, like Microsoft Exchange, but one tool may emphasize the role of content searching, while others may emphasize high availability and replication for disaster recovery. It's easy to see email archiving combined with other features. For databases, archiving is tightly integrated with specific applications, such as Microsoft Access, Oracle or SQL as well as third-party vendors.
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17 Apr 2007