Archive data

The archive application moves data that is no longer necessary for immediate day-to-day access from primary tables into a set of archive tables.

The longer an instance runs, the more likely it is to accumulate data that is no longer relevant to current business needs. For example, task records from two years ago are typically less relevant than currently active tasks. Old data may eventually cause performance issues by consuming system resources and slowing down queries and reports. If you cannot delete this data because you need it for auditing or for historical purposes, archive the data to remove it from immediate access and free up system resources.

Data archiving supports domain separation. For example, incidents that belong to a domain keep their domain designation even after they are archived.
Figure 1. Sample Benefits of Archiving Data