“Disputes over the discovery of information stored in databases are increasingly common in civil litigation. Part of the reason is that more and more enterprise-level information is being stored in searchable data repositories, rather than in discrete electronic files. Another factor is that the diverse and complicated ways in which database information can be stored has made it difficult to develop universal best-practice approaches to requesting and producing information stored in databases. The procedures that work well for simple systems may not make sense when applied to larger server-based systems. Similarly, retention guidelines that make sense for archival databasesthat is, databases that add new information without deleting past recordsrapidly break down when applied to transactional databases where much of the systems data may be retained for only thirty daysor even thirty seconds.”
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