I think the only time an oracle license is not required is when you are doing a DR test and I think you are allowed up to 14 days where Oracle will be running on both servers. I am not sure I could find the source of that info but it is my understanding of the situation HTH John _____ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nigel Bishop Sent: 02 May 2006 13:27 To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Is an Oracle license required for a development environment? Thanks Nigel Communications on or through ioko's computer systems may be monitored or recorded to secure effective system operation and for other lawful purposes. Unless otherwise agreed expressly in writing, this communication is to be treated as confidential and the information in it may not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been sent. If you have reason to believe that you are not the intended recipient of this communication, please contact the sender immediately. No employee is authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of ioko with another party by e-mail without prior express written confirmation. ioko365 Ltd. VAT reg 656 2443 31. Reg no 3048367. All rights reserved.