Archiving

Are you using Batch Apex to move archive the records? What about governor limits? Always schedule out of business hours?

Yes, it is using Batch Apex. No, it can schedule in the business hour as well. But it is recommended to do outside of business hour. Object-object basis. The archive engine very well honours Salesforce platform governor limits.

Does the location of the archive impacts the features and capabilities you offer?

Almost None ( most of the major functionalities are same irrespective of the storage, but there would be minor change while setting of the app for the first time)

Can I archive a large volume of data at once?

Yes. Large data can be archived using migration utility which is a onetime activity done initially. Our support team can help you with this.

How can I use my archived data?

Archived data can be used for analytics. You can apply Einstein Analytics on the archived data and get useful business insights.

Can I modify my already archived data?

No. BO doesn’t offer data re-write.

Once I archive my data, will it still remain in my primary data storage?

DataArchiva is an archiving solution, not a backup solution. So, your data will be archived and stored in BO. This means your data will not be in your primary storage.

Where to look for errors if archive failed?

If anything fails, you will get an email notification from the application. However, you can always go and check the audit log section in DataArchiva.

How will my business work when data is archived and not exist in Salesforce live objects?

As DataArchiva is a native solution, your archived data will remain in the Salesforce ecosystem.

How do I figure out which objects to archive?

Using DataArchiva Usage Analyzer feature you can figure out which objects are consuming more data storage space and you can select them to archive.

How to view archived data?

We have built DataArchiva with a Visualforce page, which will help you view archived data.

Where to find, how much data I have archived?

You can see your archived data detailed in the DataArchiva Dashboard.

If I uninstall DataArchiva, what will happen to my already archived data?

We don’t want you to go, but if you uninstall DataArchiva, we will ensure our technical team will help you out in getting back your already archived data.

Do I need to procure any additional software or hardware?

No additional software or hardware are required for DataArchiva.

Where does the data gets archived?

DataArchiva archives data into Salesforce’s big data storage called Big Objects. DataArchiva has a layer on top of Big Objects that takes care of handling object relationship, data types, indexes, etc under the hood.

How different is DataArchiva from other existing On-premise or Cloud solutions?

DataArchiva is native to Salesforce platform, which means, the archived data does not leave your Salesforce ecosystem. Being native to Salesforce, there are many advantages w.r.t data security, throughput, platform scalability, hardware etc.

Can we edit/change the index field?

No, adding or modifying indexes on existing Big Objects is not supported.