Archiving is a requirement for those shops that fall under compliance regulations, such as HIPAA in the U.S., or similar rules in other countries that cover financial and health care related companies. What is a requirement for some, should be a best practice for others. A good archive means data you thought was insignificant two years ago can be retrieved when it suddenly becomes critical.

BluPointe is set up with a mechanism to clear certain files after 28 days. But it just as easy to archive these files just by marking backup sessions as ‘archived’. Once so marked, this backup will never be deleted up to and until that designation is altered.