Re: Licensing Question

From: jgar the jorrible <>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 13:30:32 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 4, 1:09 pm, "Dereck L. Dietz" <> wrote:
> I just want to know if this is something I can bring up during a budget
> meeting later this week.
> If we have two servers.  One will be production and the other strictly
> development/testing but only one license for Enterprise Edition is it
> possible to have Enterprise Edition on the development server too or does
> that violate Oracle licensing?
> Thanks.

Check out the license when you download. Strictly development, generally no license needed. There's a bit of misinformation floating around about this, but think of this: they want to sell licenses, and one way to reel companies in is a liberal tasting policy. From a DBA viewpoint, you want to treat your development databases as production (that is, an explicity backup/restore policy), but for licensing, no problem. Optional things like AWR? I dunno. I'd say, don't ask, don't tell, say oops if you're caught. That's just my personal opinion.

As to what you can bring up in budget meetings, see


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