RE: Accidental Use of Oracle Active Data Guard

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:52:09 +0000
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That is such a good blog entry Iggy - oops - just realised I wrote it. It is all coming flooding back now

We have done some work using a Dataguard Observer as well after an incident when a production server was down and out - we failed over and about 24 hours later the unix team got it back up and it restarted in open mode and as it was advertising a service it got data loaded into it. When we refreshed the now standby (the failed server) we lost that data. I will blog about it very shortly


From: Iggy Fernandez [] Sent: 09 February 2016 17:21
To:; John Hallas Cc:; Andrew Kerber; oracle-l_at_freelists org Subject: RE: Accidental Use of Oracle Active Data Guard

I found this article:

The summary is that you did not make the change intentionally. Oracle did it without your asking, without your knowledge, and without warning you that it had made a change that would cause you to incur additional licensing charges.


Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 08:26:29 -0800
Subject: Re: Accidental Use of Oracle Active Data Guard From:<> To:<> CC:<>;<>;<> Just wanted to reply with a Thank You to all. I appreciate all the great advice.

I know I shouldn't take it personal, but it really does irritate me that Oracle seems to take the position of criminalizing their customer first. I really do try my best to stay within compliance as it is the responsible and respectable thing to do, but the respect sure does feel one sided when dealing with licensing. I'm just hoping that working with Oracle we can resolve this.

Thanks again,

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:00 PM, John Hallas <<>> wrote: What an excellent response Matthew. This is really helpful information for anyone responsible for ensuring that license compliance is adhered to. Thanks for taking the time to write it up and post to the list.

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