What is the difference between archiving a CA Endevor element (ARCHIVE action) and TRANSFERring an element to an archive file?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The following information will help to select the right option to archive an Endevor element to a file. 

Question:

What is the difference between archiving a CA Endevor element using ARCHIVE action and TRANSFERring an element to an archive file using TRANSFER action ?

Answer:

There is no difference in what gets written to the file (history, component list, etc).

The difference is in the method used to get the info back.

- RESTORE gets everything back.

- TRANSFER doesn't get back component list info and only gets history if WITH HISTORY option is used.