Materializing an Archive Database

An archive database is a placeholder that is useful only once it has been loaded with a database dump: the load process does not actually copy pages, however, it materializes the database using page mapping.

Use the load database command to materialize an archive database.
Note: load database ... norecovery was introduced in SAP ASE version 12.5.4 and 15.0.2 for archive database access. You cannot use norecovery on a traditional database. You do not need to have Backup Server running when loading a database dump into an archive database.