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DB Aging Policies

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Database Aging Overview

Database Aging Policy Editor

Database Aging Overview

The database aging policy option automates your database management tasks for records that may otherwise overwhelm it. It is also called “DAP” or “database archiving policy.”

You can create, edit, delete and execute these policies in the DAP Manager, accessible in File > Open > System Services > DB Aging, or from the Navigation Window.

Figure 13-1  DB Aging screen

This screen displays a list of existing policies, by Name, Type, Description, and whether they are Enabled (true/false). As with most managers, you can filter what appears with the selections you make at the top of the screen. See Filter Wildcards for more information.

You can click New, and when you select a policy Open, Delete or Execute it. Clicking a column heading sorts the list based on that column. Click twice to change from an ascending to a descending sort.

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Database aging policies run only on the scheduled intervals, so data this application collects can exceed set limits between those intervals.

You can also export (or import) an XML representation of the listed policies. Use File > Export or File > Import.

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Saved, recurring reports are one example of data to archive with the policies described below.