If data is archived based on an ILM policy because it no longer accessed but must be kept to meet certain legal requirements, a more basic package-based archival tool can be considered. However, you must carefully consider your ability to access the data in the future. Database independent, data extraction and content management tools might be better suited for very long-term archives. This helps ensure data access without depending on a RDBMS version that is no longer available.
Finally, one feature that is worth considering is the DB archiving tool's ability to integrate with a backup solution. This can offer simplified, centralized data management.
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