Using Logical Devices with an Archive Database

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

sp_addumpdevice ‘archive database’, ‘logical_name’, 

After you have executed this command, 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.