Archive data consists of older data that is still important to the organization and may be needed for future reference, as well as data that must be retained for regulatory compliance. Data archives are indexed and have search capabilities so files and parts of files can be easily located and retrieved.What is archive storage?
Archival Safe Storage. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines archival storage as "the preservation of records having permanent historic value". The archival label on a product suggests that it is permanent, durable, or chemically-stable, and can be used for long-term preservation purposes.