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Archive Domain Overview and Specifications



Egnyte's archive domains are intended to be an affordable cold storage option for clients who have purchased our Retention, Archive, and Deletion (RAD) product.  An archive domain has certain specified restrictions, and these restrictions pertain to the type of storage, number of users, and collaboration capabilities available on the domain.  Such restrictions help bring down the infrastructure and compute costs for the domain, making it viable and cost-effective for customers to utilize more storage on this domain.

An archive domain can be purchased along with RAD and, as such, with the new Business, Enterprise-Lite, and Enterprise Platform plans.

Technical Specifications



Supported User Types

Admin or Power Users

Number of Users


Archival Storage Type

Egnyte-allocated storage only

Customer-allocated external storage buckets are not supported


Egnyte Authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO)

Multi-Entity Management (MEM) enabled


We do not support permissions in archive domains

Access Points

Web UI, Public API, Migration

Apps & Integrations

We do not support any integrations on the Archive domain

Version Limit


File Size Limits


Data Minimization

Enterprise, Enterprise-Lite & RAD Customers

RAD can be configured on the active domain to move data on the archive domain. Data will be removed from the active domain.

% Active

Limited to 5%


Metadata searches are allowed

Content search is not allowed (e.g., search for a string within a file)

Governance Classification

Cannot be enabled on an archive domain

Classification can be run on the source (active domain, on-prem server, or other cloud sources) before archiving the data

RAD policy on Trash contents


Archival policies apply to files that are accidentally deleted from the folder that has the policy configured. E.g., if a file is deleted and moved to Trash before its archival policy, say 2 years, the file will be archived to the destination folder that was configured in the archival policy

Subject Access Request (SAR) on Archive

Not Possible


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