Re: Oracle 8i, copy database on new server and replay redologs

From: joel garry <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 17:42:27 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 9, 5:21 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Jul 9, 5:17 pm, Shakespeare <> wrote:
> snip
> > If you have a license, you have access to metalink, right?
> Dude you are worrying me now.
> You acquire the right to run oracle software when you purchase the
> software initially.
> If you pay maintenance year after year after year then you have
> support year after year.
> Oracle costs are in 2 categories ... the initial purchase ... and
> maintenance ( aka ongoing support ).

There are additional situations, such as a large organization having a site license and obscure sites that haven't been updated for whatever reason, as well as any regular place that tells someone to do something but simply doesn't give them metalink. Or myoracle, as the case may be.

We can't really know unless the OP tells us, and telling people you are running unlicensed in a public forum may not be a great idea.

Even if the OP has support, support people aren't going to be real helpful giving 8i training to a newbie through support calls.


-- is bogus.
Received on Thu Jul 09 2009 - 19:42:27 CDT

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