Why archivelog mode is mandatory for hot backups.

Hi,
Why the database should be put in archivelog mode when we take hot backups. What happens actually. Why can't we put in noarchivelog mode and take hot backups?

Suppose you are not using RMAN then you must put your tablespaces in backup mode. Otherwise the backup you can take will be unrecoverable.
In order to recover from a Hot Backup you have to do followings
- Restore your Hot Backup
- Recover the database - here, the archive log files are important
How does Oracle know what has to be recovered from archivelogs?It looks at the SCN.
If you never put your tablespaces in backup mode then SCN would not be frozen and Oracle wouldn't know what has to be recovered.
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