The Archiving toolset contains tools for managing geodatabase archiving. Archiving in ArcGIS provides the functionality to record and access changes made to data in a geodatabase. Geodatabase archiving is the mechanism for capturing, managing, and analyzing data change.
Organizations need to preserve the changes made to their data to answer common questions, such as the following:
- What was the value for a certain attribute at a specific moment?
- How has a particular feature or row changed through time?
- How has a spatial area evolved over time?
Disables archiving on a geodatabase feature class, table, or feature dataset.
Enables archiving on a table, feature class, or feature dataset.
Deletes retired archive records from nonversioned archive-enabled datasets.