What happens to workspaces and savepoints when I archive the data? If I partition, I suppose they are maintained. But what happens with moving to a HIST table? What happens to to workspaces and savepoints if I use purgetable () vs manually maintaining HIST table without the purgetable ()?
Your question is a bit difficult to answer without more information. For example, what do you mean by "If I partition"?
If you manually do things like maintaining a History-table, you loose all the benefits of Workspace Manager, but it will leave Workspace Managers items intact (or at least: it should if you do it right). If you use WM's functions, I thought the documentation was clear enough about what actually happens.
What is it you are trying to achieve?