The IT Law Wiki


Electronic records[]

Archiving is

the process of creating a backup copy of computer files, especially for long-term storage.[1]
[m]oving electronic files no longer being used to less accessible and usually less expensive storage media for safe keeping.
a type of backup consisting of policies in which the target destination retains data that are deleted or altered on the original storage device.[2]


  1. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
  2. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 223.

See also[]