Re: Dataguard Licensing

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:41:26 -0500
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Hi Tom,

Yes, I know. Starting in 11g, the features guide has a note ("Extra cost option") when the feature is a separately-licensed option (I agree with your point--the docs aren't necessarily the authoritative source for license info, but I'd argue that Oracle Sales doesn't always know either :). Also, the lack of any listing of Data Guard option in the Options and Packs chapter of the licensing guide ( would suggest that it isn't separately licensed. If it isn't on the price list at (page 2), then it is likely not an optional component.

To answer the other OP question, there's nothing (licensing or otherwise) to stop you from shipping logfiles from one SE database to another SE database and keep it in continuous recovery mode (i.e. "roll your own" data guard). In either case, EE or SE, you'd still have to license the 2nd DB server even if you were only using it as the DR site. With Data Guard, I've heard of Oracle discounting the DR server's license quite a bit more than the typical discount, but YMMV. Note that it is coming up on the end of Oracle's fiscal year, so experience tells us that prices will be dropping (via discounts) steadily from now through May 31.


Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) wrote:

That page shows feature availability.  I think the discussion was about whether a feature was chargable.


From: Dan Norris []
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:55 AM
To: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR)
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Subject: Re: Dataguard Licensing

Documentation can actually be useful:

Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) wrote:
I was told by our local Oracle Reps that there is no charge for Data Guard - it is included in the EE license.

From: [] On Behalf Of Howard Latham
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 3:22 AM
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Subject: Dataguard Licensing

We are specing some new servers. The Oracle price list says $100 per user for dataguard yet our supplier says its included in Enterprise edition. Is Advanced DataGuard automatic log shipping to a standby database - which I could do manually or is it more than than?

Howard A. Latham
-- Received on Mon Apr 28 2008 - 08:41:26 CDT

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