Archive
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Archive

When used by records management, the terms “archive” and “archives” often refer to an institution which collects permanent records after their current business use has ended, preserves them, and makes them available to the public for research and similar purposes. When used by information technology, the term “archive” refers to a collection of computer files that has been moved from active disk storage to another location (either for backup purposes or for storage on less expensive media) from which it can be accessed if needed.

Archive

The data and records of a system or an organization that warrants continued preservation because of its value or other long term purpose.

Archive

An archive is a place where files are stored and made available through a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) session.

Archive

1. To transfer records from the individual or office of creation to a repository authorized to appraise, preserve, and provide access to those records. – 2. Computing · To store data offline. – n. ~ 3. An archives.1,2,3,5 – 4. Computing · Data stored offline. – 5. Computing · A backup. – 6. Computing · An attribute in some file systems, typically used to indicate that a file has changed since it was backed up.

Archive

A copy of data on disks, CD-ROM, magnetic tape, etc., for long-term storage and later possible access. Archived files are often compressed to save storage space (Imaging).

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