Using Logical Devices with an Archive Database

Use sp_addumpdevice to create a logical device from which an archive database can be loaded.

After you have executed sp_addumpdevice, use the logical_name instead of the physical_name as the dump_device or stripe_device in a load database command.
Note: You cannot use an archive database logical device as a device specification for a load into a traditional database or when dumping a traditional database.