Re: ACFS licensing

From: Freek D'Hooge <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:26 +0200
Message-ID: <1398267926.20368.44.camel_at_dhoogfr-lpt1>

The following is stated in the licensing guide:

Oracle Cloud File System
Oracle Cloud File System includes Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS) and Oracle ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (Oracle ADVM).

  • Use of Oracle ADVM and Oracle ACFS's base functionality (i.e., excluding the below-listed advanced functionality) is free for all data types, including non-Oracle files.
  • Use of Oracle ACFS's advanced functionality requires the Cloud File System license. The advanced functionality consists of snapshots, replication, tagging, realm-based security, encryption, and auditing.

Oracle will provide support for ACFS/ADVM only if the server is running an Oracle product, which may include Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris, that is also under Oracle support.

and the following is also stated in the RAC on standard edition section (

"ASM Cluster File System (ACFS) or a local OS file system must be used to store all non-database files"

so, I would say no

Freek D'Hooge
Exitas NV
Senior Oracle DBA
tel +32(03) 443 12 38 

On wo, 2014-04-23 at 15:21 +0200, Ls Cheng wrote:

> Hi all
> Does anyone knw if we need CloudFS (ACFS) license to store RMAN
> backups in 11gR2 RAC Standard Edition? (Not Enterprise)
> Thanks
Received on Wed Apr 23 2014 - 17:45:26 CEST

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