Data Archiving | WellData | Solution Plans & Implementation

Data Archiving Services

Reducing Primary Storage Consumption To Improve System Efficiency

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Our Service

WellData offers a range of database services, including data archiving. Our expert developers specialise in managing the end-of-data lifecycle for the IT sector. 

The process starts with the project manager devising a plan to move ageing data that is not actively used, creating an organised archive while reducing pressure on your live environment and primary storage space. This leads to improved performance while allowing easy access to secondary data sets. Data archiving also ensures compliance and meets regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), especially when retaining ageing data for extended periods.

WellData also provides efficient data indexing so you can retrieve specific records quickly from a single point. Our experienced consultants have worked with numerous systems and can recommend effective secondary storage solutions, ensuring speedy and efficient archival processes. As part of our comprehensive database-managed service, we also offer ongoing support to meet all your needs.

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The Process

As soon as you contact us, we jump into action to begin the process. Our data archiving service is tailored to your specific project needs and offered as part of our bespoke services. At WellData, we strive to deliver a scalable and durable data archiving process that can accommodate databases of any size as they grow.

The data archiving project has 4 stages. You may also opt for ongoing support and advice.

  • Initial Consultation
  • Project Planning
  • Review
  • Application
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Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, we take a detailed look at your archive requirements to ensure they meet the specific needs of your business. We delve deeper into your business goals and daily operations to develop a comprehensive data-archiving strategy tailored to your needs. Our team can also offer infrastructure suggestions based on our assessment. Once confident in the project scope, we provide a clear quote that breaks down the entire process.

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Strategy Planning, Review and Implementation

At WellData, we thoroughly understand your software and storage requirements. We develop a data archival policy that can be met using an automated solution to provide you with tailored deployment options based on industry best practices. Before installation, we present you with the final data archiving plan for review and approval. Additionally, we can suggest the best partner for your archival data storage needs if required.

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Additional: Database Management and Support

Our expert database consultants can discuss ongoing managed services with you to provide 24/7/365 support that fills the gap of an internal DBA. We also conduct regular health checks on your databases to ensure optimal performance and support effective data lifecycle management.

Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about our data archiving solutions and schedule your complimentary consultation. If you're interested in creating a data archive, check out our complete guide to data archiving.

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The Benefits Of Data Archiving

There's no denying the numerous benefits of data archiving. However, who should use data archiving? Any company handling data should have a proper archiving procedure in place. And the key benefits include:

  • Reducing Primary Storage Consumption. Moving older data to your data archive creates storage for existing data.
  • Restoring Performance of the database environment to prevent disaster recovery.
  • Preventing Data Loss by creating a separate area for historical data. This avoids confusing the archive with your data backup.
  • Ensuring Regulatory Compliance. Using automation for time maintenance and data integrity.
  • Creating Cost-Effective Primary Storage. Reducing reliance on data archiving software and machine learning. Choose low-cost archive storage and use WellData's expertise.
  • De-Duplicating Data. Improving data integrity with a data archiving solution which checks for repeat information. Duplicate data can affect how much data storage you need. And it can potentially slow down current queries.
  • Increasing Security. Restoring integrity of sensitive information. Archives are a protective location for financial data and a long-term retention policy.

By partnering with WellData, you will establish a comprehensive long-term plan for managing your data lifecycle and reap the benefits of working with us.

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What is data archiving?

Data archiving involves transferring older, unused data to secondary storage mediums while still allowing for retrieval when necessary. This process involves copying data from a live database and moving it to a separate archive, which can be stored on the same server or separately. Various storage options are available, including on-premise solutions, flash storage, or cloud storage.

data archiving strategy involves transferring rarely accessed data to a library with search functionality and indexes. You can either delete or store archival data based on long-term retention policies.

Once your retention policy is established, and the system is configured, data will be deleted at specified intervals or according to your rules. Moving data is recommended for effective data lifecycle management and helps with compliance.

Archiving data reduces the consumption of primary storage and associated costs. Additionally, data archiving solutions offer numerous other benefits.

Does archiving data save space?

Transferring data to low-cost archive storage allows storage administrators to free up space in primary systems.

Should archived data be treated the same as live data?

Data archives should be subject to proper data governance to maintain data integrity and comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) regulations. It's essential to seek advice from a database consultant to ensure compliance.

What is meant by data retrieval?


While data archiving involves removing data, data retrieval is the process of accessing archived data. This could be necessary in cases where important information was accidentally archived or when historical data is needed for reporting. To retrieve archived data, an application or software that can access databases and reports must be set up to reference the archive. Additionally, a web-based interface can be used to restore the data from cloud storage.

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