Just a post to remind myself how to start archiving. There are a few details I tend to forget, and presumably they stick better to memory when written down.
Fact 1: ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_START=TRUE SCOPE..(static variable, remember bouncing to effectuate)
Subfact: Definition of “archiving manually” is to start the arch process without setting the init parameter. (ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE LOG START)