RE: Failsafe + Active/Passive + Licensing

From: Shaw, John <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 08:48:43 -0600
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If the node is up and oracle is running - Oracle says it has to be licensed.

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You can indeed only run for 10 days on the other node. I remember that there where some more restrictions on how the 10 days where filled in, but I don't remember what they are. I think it had something to do that each failover counted as an entire day, even it you would run only 1 hour on the other node. But I'm not sure.



Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
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From: [] On Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David Sent: vrijdag 29 januari 2010 15:15
To: 'Oracle L'
Subject: Failsafe + Active/Passive + Licensing


What is your understanding of Oracle licensing regarding Actve/Passive nodes in a Failsafe environment?

It was my understanding that only the Active server had to be licensed, and the license went with the Active node so you could failover and run on the formerly passive node without violating any license agreements.

Recently I've read that you can only run on the formerly passive node for 10 consecutive days.  I thought the Proc license would cover either node that was Active and it didn't matter as long as the other node was Passive.


Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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