Re: FW: Question on licensing - Dataguard

  • From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: deen.dayal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:58:09 +0100

Ah yes, my favourite quote from Oracle
>  • Backups: Database files of the primary database are stored on tape 
> media. In this type of environment, Oracle permits customers to store a back 
> up copy of the 
> database data on storage devices, such as tapes, without purchasing 
> additional licenses. 
I've always felt this to be wonderful, I can keep my own data as a backup 
without paying another license for the software I'd need to access it. How 
generous, I was expecting to pay licenses for each of the tapes in the 
backup cycle after all. 

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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