On occasion, you may have to restore a database from a tape. This is a fairly simple and straightforward task to perform. Here is the syntax to load a Sybase database from tape.First, get a list of the database filename(s) on the tape
# isql -Usa -Ppassword
1> load database MYDB from mytapealias with listonly
Next, restore the database from tape and then put it online
1> use master
1> load database MYDB from mytapealias with file = 'MYDBXXXXXXX'
1> online database MYDB