What is file archiving?
File archiving is the systematic process of gathering versions of files as they change and storing those backup copies in another location for recovery purposes. Archives can be stored in any of the following locations:
- Server storage
- Cloud blob storage
File archiving can be run on a clock basic (scheduled) or continuously. A continuous file archive can be a powerful complement to existing backup solutions such as tape.
The continual processing helps close gaps in the backup window where a file version may not have made it to tape or an image. File archiving can also represent a standalone versioned backup solution for your user files.