Ever had those pesky junk folders on your computer that take up disk space and offer nothing in return? Your natural tendency is wanting to delete these files but would doing so compromise the integrity of your database? How you archive a database can be a deciding factor in the long term efficiency and reliability of the system.
Correctly archiving a database can be accomplished by doing the following:
- Check and double check the data that will be archived
Properly double checking data that you plan to archive will help you ensure that you are no longer using this data
- Archive Storage
ALWAYS backup your data. Because the world of enterprise is constantly changing and unpredictable, you never know what you may need in the future. Just as backing up your important files are necessary, backing up your archive files are vital as well. This will ensure that whoever needs to access a file from the past, still has the ability to do so. Keep in mind that there are plenty of cloud storage providers as well; this typically ensures you can access the data from anywhere.