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Difference Between Data Archiving and Backup(Data)

  • 1.  Difference Between Data Archiving and Backup(Data)

    Posted Tue June 01, 2021 01:07 AM
    HI Everyone,

    Can anyone please elaborate the exact difference between Data Archiving and Backup (data)?
    why do we need Data archiving? can't we restore the Data backup whenever we need it?

    Thanks,
    Panendar Rao.C

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    PHANENDRA RAO CHAVANA
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  • 2.  RE: Difference Between Data Archiving and Backup(Data)

    Posted Wed June 02, 2021 09:29 PM
    Hi Panendar,

    system backup(data and config) normally is for the whole system restore, while data archive is including the data of specific days. Refer to below:
    1 backup ---use system backups to backup and store all of the necessary data and configuration values to restore a server if something happens to your system.
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/guardium/11.0/11.0?topic=system-backup

    2 archive----You can archive the audit data that is captured by your Guardium® system to another location. These archived files can be restored later for forensic purposes without replacing the audit data that is already available in your Guardium system. Use the following procedure to archive data on your central manager.
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/guardium/11.0/11.0?topic=manager-archiving-data
    Hope it helps.

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    Jonathan LU
    Security Support Engineer
    IBM
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