I still can't force a log switch. The result of archive log list on my database is as follows:
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Database log mode Archive mode Automatic archival Disabled Archive destination D:oracleora81RDBMS Oldest online log sequence 332 Next log sequence 332 Current log sequence 335
Your database is in Archivelog mode, but you have not enabled automatic archival. Make sure that you have set the LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST or LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n parameters correctly. You'll also need to set LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT and set LOG_ARCHIVE_START=TRUE. Then shutdown your database and restart it. Now that you have LOG_ARCHIVE_START=TRUE, you should see "Automatic archival Enabled" when you issue ARCHIVE LOG LIST.
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