Re: Dataguard Licensing

From: Sandra Becker <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:18:42 -0600
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We just purchased EE for our new IBM series Z9. Our sales people told us one thing and when we went to sign the contract, it stated something else. We finally got it resolved--DG was not a seperate cost. However, we had to license Oracle for both servers, primary and standby. Because we're on the z9 and will be using VMs, we got lucky and can get away with a single license.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Goulet, Dick <> wrote:

> All,
> The last I got from the Oracle bigwigs down here at a training
> day was that Data Guard was a zero cost option IF you have EE licensed. For
> all others it's the old extra dollars trick. Also on the second db, IF you
> are using it ONLY as a DR solution then it does not have to be licensed, the
> presumption is that when you switch over to the standby your license to use
> the database moves as well similar to when you replace one server with s
> different one of equal capacity. Now the meaning of "ONLY as a DR solution"
> is subject to interpretation, especially if your DR box is of higher
> capacity than the main server. The clients that I'm currently working with
> got Oracle to say OK provided that we only switch over and opened the
> database twice a year as a DR test. As Dan puts it correctly, contact your
> sales rep before believing anything, including this message.
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