You have already loaded data into an InfoProvider.
Besides archiving data from InfoCubes and DataStore objects, you can also store it in near-line storage. Using the data archiving process you define whether the data is to be archived based on ADK, stored in near-line storage, or whether you want to use a mix of both. This data archiving process can be scheduled using either a process chain or the ADK. It can also be executed manually.
You create a data archiving process for the InfoProvider from which you want to archive data.
More information: Creating Data Archiving Processes
You generate and then schedule the archiving request. More information:
Near-line and ADK-based data archiving processes: Scheduling Data Archiving Processes Using Process Chains
Purely ADK-based data archiving processes: Scheduling Data Archiving Processes Using ADK Archive Administration
Manual request processing: Creating and Executing Archiving Requests
You can load archived data back into InfoProviders.
More information: Loading Archived Data Using a Data Transfer Process
In a query, you can access data stored in near-line storage.
More information: Read Stored Data