Four reasons why you should use a Content Server for SAP archiving
A crucial decision for organizations that are considering SAP archiving is how to manage and maintain the archived data and ensure it continues to be accessible in the long term.
SAP recommends using a Content Server – a purpose-built archiving application that is designed to hold both SAP data and documents in a read-only state. Content Servers automate important and time-consuming data management tasks such as organizing the data efficiently, handling security, retaining data in line with statutory regulations and then deleting it at end of life.
But some people question the need for a Content Server; why can’t you simply place archived data within a File System that is visible to the SAP application? The simple answer is: you can. However, there are significant drawbacks.
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