RE: Standby Database Licensing

  • From: "Hameed, Amir" <Amir.Hameed@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <krish.hariharan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Chris.Taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Koivu, Lisa" <Lisa.Koivu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 15:28:40 -0500

Does it mean that if I have a server running multiple Oracle instances
and I am already paying for the Oracle licenses for that server (based
on the CPU licensing model), if I decide to run a standby instance on
that server, I will have to pay extra for the standby license ?


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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
        Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 2:29 PM
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Koivu, Lisa
        Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: RE: Standby Database Licensing
        Yes, I believe you have it right.  The Data Guard feature is
included with Enterprise Edition for no extra cost - see here:
        It is the standby database that must be licensed, regardless of
whether or not you are using Data Guard.  This doc also has some more


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        I am not a license expert by any stretch of the imagination, but
in reading the document, I didn't think it was the capability that had
to be licensed but rather the fact that you have to be covered by your
licensing terms to run Oracle instances on multiple servers. 


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