I have taken the hotbackup of the 2 tablespaces I have.I intend to do this once in a week and during the remaining days want to take the arch file backup.
I have enabled archiver log (in the init.ora) . However there are no arch files created in the %orahome%db%arch directory.

Does it mean that the arch files are not getting created ?

Please advice me how to take the arch file backup, alternatively.