Re: Licensing Question

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Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 06:05:06 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 4, 4:30 pm, jgar the jorrible <> wrote:


> > 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?


> 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.

Joel while I usually ( almost always ) find your comments on target and helpful this one seems off track to me. Certainly check out your license when you download I agree.

Almost all development servers fall into the category of should be / must be licensed. You probably have something in production already and are making enhancements to it ... that needs to be licensed if you are playing by the rules. Received on Thu Mar 05 2009 - 08:05:06 CST

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