Re: Licensing rules for Data Guard

From: Neil Truby <>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:14:24 +0100
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"hpuxrac" <> wrote in message On Aug 17, 9:50 am, "Neil Truby" <> wrote:
> I'd like to try out Data Guard.
> - am I right that that it is not available as an option for Standard
> Edition, and is available only in Enterprise Edition?
> - is there anything within the code of Standard Ediiton that stops me
> trying
> it, or is it just an honour-based licensing system?
> The price differential between the versions is so vast that it is
> inconceivable that we could buy Enterprise Edition, so I'd like to find
> out
> the facts before wasting my time trying it.
> thanks
> Neil

>> While the marketing and changes to the various different ways you can
configure it ( aka Data Guard ) have increased over the years the ability to run a standby database has been around for a very long time in oracle.
>> Check out the oracle documentation for the release you are interested
in. Does it work? Yes. Are there some caveats and ways to configure yourself into non-optimal situations? Absolutely.

Thanks for the reply.
If I read correctly, the log shipping technique, which is well documented on multiple sites, involves shipping archived, rather than active, re-do logs and therefore is certain to be minutes, rather than the max 5 seconds, out-of-phase that we need.

>> Do you have an OTN login? You can download EE version free and setup
and test it out before deciding on a purchase.

Thanks for the tip! Received on Sun Aug 17 2008 - 15:14:24 CDT

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