ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode

-bash-3.00$ rman
RMAN> connect target /
connected to target database: ORCL(DBID=2560365586)
RMAN> backup database;
Starting backup at 27-DEC-10
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: SID=59 device type=DISK
channel ORA_DISK_1: starting full datafile backup set
channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying datafile(s) in backup set
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_1 channel at 12/27/2010 09:21:13
ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode
continuing other job steps, job failed will not be re-run
channel ORA_DISK_1: starting full datafile backup set
channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying datafile(s) in backup set
including current control file in backup set
including current SPFILE in backup set
channel ORA_DISK_1: starting piece 1 at 27-DEC-10
channel ORA_DISK_1: finished piece 1 at 27-DEC-10
piece handle=/u01/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/ORCL/

backupset/2011_12_27/o1_mf_ncsnf_TAG20111227T092110_7hlwhbss_.bkp tag=TAG20111227T092110 comment=NONE
channel ORA_DISK_1: backup set complete, elapsed time: 00:00:01
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================

RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_1 channel at 12/27/2010 09:21:13
ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode

To be able to take a hotbackup with RMAN, you have to enable ARCHIVELOG MODE.
To see how to enable ARCHIVELOG MODE, How to enable ARCHIVELOG MODE

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