Re: Downgrading to Standard Edition

From: Ravi Madabhushanam <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:27:36 +0530
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We performed similar activity sometime back. At that time, our major challenge was to make sure that our existing database doesn't use any EE specific features. At that time we had to spend lot of time in correcting the partitions.
If you use partitions in your database you can use either online redefinition or partition exchange method to get rid of partitioning.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Mathias Magnusson <> wrote:

> There are features that can be used without you explicitly asking for it,
> such as star transformation in an execution plan or parallel scans. So if
> not for the fact that you need to use the acutal software you license, it
> would seem like you would need to have SE installed to make sure you're not
> using EE features. I'd personally not want to run SE on EE code. If I have a
> problem that only occurs in EE (or worse, corruption caused by it) and I
> only had SE support.......... It would probably be a VERY bad day.
> Mathias
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Schauss, R. Peter (IT Solutions) <
>> wrote:
>> My management is looking at the idea of downgrading some of our servers
>> to Standard Edition. In order to be completely compliant with the
>> license, do I have to reinstall the Oracle software using the Standard
>> Edition disks or is it sufficient that we simply not use any of the EE
>> features?
>> Thanks,
>> Peter Schauss
>> --

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