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Database Archiving by Jack E. Olson

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Chapter 18. Ongoing Auditing and Testing

You've seen the terms auditing and testing in many of the prior chapters in connection with designing and implementing a database archiving application. So why do they emerge again under the topic of archive administration?

The answer is that a properly managed archiving practice maintains constant diligence over the archive to ensure that it continues to satisfy all requirements after it is implemented. It is a continuous, not a one-time, process.

Auditing and testing are different types of activities. Auditing is collecting information about operations and reviewing that information to ensure that everything is happening as it should. Testing is an action to try out a specific aspect of the archive ...

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