Can any tell what do you mean by an Archive?
Archive means extensive collection of data.
In netweaver,"Archive " folder will have the "database data files".
Whenever a database is created, database data files are stored in the form of <b>archive files</b> and log transaction data are stored in "<b>logical log</b>" backup folder.
So,when database is to restored,first archive folder is restored.
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