The Message and Document archive exists so that messages and/or documents can be kept indefinitely without being in the main store and affecting the operational performance of HL7Connect. Messages/Documents in the archive cannot be edited or sent to interfaces, and occupy less space than those in the store.
Messages/Documents in the archive can still be downloaded or deleted completely. Messages or Documents can also be restored from the archive back to the main message store, though there is less selection criteria than when performing the same operations in the main store.
Although there is no direct impact on HL7Connect performance no matter how many messages or documents are in the archive, the whole database has to be backed up, so administrators may need to delete documents or messages manually from the archive occasionally to manage the database file size.