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Database Archiving by Jack E. Olson

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Chapter 12. Setting Archive Policies

The next step in designing database archiving applications is to set the archive policies. An archive policy is a statement that stipulates the way the flow of data into and out of the archive is to be managed. There are three basic policies that need to be set and approved:

  • Extract policy. This defines when a business object qualifies to move from the operational database to the archive.
  • Storage policy. This defines which rules need to be enforced for data while it is in archive storage.
  • Discard policy. This defines when a business object is removed from archive storage.

Archive policies serve as the requirement statements for programs and procedures that will subsequently get built to implement the archiving ...

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