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This Building Block Type belongs to Working Area Storage (ST). Archiving is a facility that offers long-term storage functionality for data. Archiving can preserve data at any one of several of the lower levels of data abstraction, but usually handles only a single abstraction level. Examples are archiving at the hardware level (storing bits and bytes, such as in SANs), on a more abstracted level (storing loosely structured data, such as files in a file system), or still higher (storing strictly structured data such as databases).
In case it is (also) used to make auditing possible, mechanisms may be put in place to prevent alteration of the data after being preserved.
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Variants of this Building Block Type
The following variants of this function have been defined:
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Pattern Types using this Building Block Type
The following Pattern Types use this function:
|Pattern Variant||Brief Description||Owner||Maturity|
|PAT.Data Management||Data Management||?J.A.H. Schoonderbeek?||3|
|PAT.File Storage||File Storage||J.A.H. Schoonderbeek||4|
|PAT.Message Handling||Message Handling||S.A.D. Jumelet||3|