I am trying to take the hot backup of the oracle 8.0.5 . All the documentary reference gives a very laborous steps in doing so(They give a batch program to do so).
Before making a batch program, I would like to execute each steps manually(For the understanding purpose)

Would someone help me in taking a step by step -hot backup. This is my
init parameters
DB name : oracle
Directory : d:\orant\database
Archiver log : Enabled and Archiving is in progres.