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Commonly asked data archive and retention questions
Data archiving is the practice of preserving and storing data that’s no longer in use but still holds long-term value for an organization.
Long-term retention is similar to archiving but is usually done for compliance and regulatory reasons.
Data backup is the process of making copies of data for recovery in case of disasters. Archiving is the process of moving less-used data to less expensive storage, such as slower disks, tape, and cloud.