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Vol. 1 No. 11 January 2003

Developing a strategy for data archiving

One of the most challenging tasks facing storage managers is the development of a strategy for archiving data. Deciding what should be archived, when it should be archived and for how long goes to the core of the storage management process. You also have to understand the business value of data - perhaps more than you currently do. But when done properly, archiving can be a lifesaver to businesses requiring access to historic information for regulatory or audit purposes. Conversely, when it isn't done right, it can cost a company dearly in lost revenue, fines and other penalties. To avoid these problems, you need a comprehensive strategy built around solid policies about data retention - something you'll need to develop with business managers. But there are also a host of factors directly under the control of storage managers: the tools you use, the formats you choose and the procedures to execute your strategy. Tools that help you archive at the database level PRODUCT SUPPORTED DATABASES COMMENTS Archive for Servers Vendor: ...

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