SAP™ Data Archiving
Introducing an SAP™ system in an enterprise is a project, where the topic of data archiving is very often not targeted from the beginning. After some time, however, the size of the database grows and one is faced with the challenge to cope with increasing database growth. This is not only important because of the growing operational costs due to the increasing size of the database, but also since backup times get longer as well as the time required for system copies. Last but not least, a significant growth of the database may lead to performance issues.
With data archiving you are enabled to reduce the size of the SAP™ database while maintaining access to archived data. Moreover, when performing data archiving regularly, you are also able to reduce the growth of the database.
A data archiving object is often triggered by the basis team, but has to be implemented in close coordination with the departments affected by archiving. We support you when implementing a data archiving project in all phases:
- Analysis of the SAP™ Database and Prioritizing Relevant Archiving Objects
From the set of possible archiving objects we will identify those where a significant reduction of the database size is possible. We analyze the SAP™ database and are then able to provide concise predictions of saving potentials.
- Creation of an Archiving Concept (documentation of access to archived data, retention times, periodicity)
In an archiving project it is absolutely relevant to coordinate with the departments affected by the project. This affects not only the actual business processes but also the technical access to archived data. All this will be documented in the archiving concept.
- Implementation of Data Archiving
The implementation of data archiving as to be done in close coordination with the basis team and the affected departments in order to gain user acceptance. This is relevant in order to make data archiving a part of normal operation in the future.
- Documentation for Operation and GoLive with Basis Team
Data archiving is performed regularly. However, it often happens that it is performed only once a year. Thus, it is vital to create a documentation for operation and to provide support when data archiving is performed for the first time.