Need to create a new database, yet retain the ability to view and report on data in the old database.
Open the Active Administrator console.
Select "Archive Databases".
Click the "New" option
Enter the database server name or browse for it.
Enter the database name.
Name the archive.
Do not select the option to “Make this archive the active archive”.
Click “OK” and then “Yes” to use this database.
To search for the archive you have created, expand “Auditing & Alerting” and select "Archives".
On the right hand side of the screen, use the drop down arrow to select the archive to search.
When finished selecting the archive, select the report you would like to view for the archived database.