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Arjen Visser
05-26-2008, 05:18 PM
Oracle states, that you need a full Oracle license for the standby database if it is mounted or opened for more than 10 days (or 240 hours) per year.

The Oracle license on the standby database needs to be the same type as on the primary database. So if the primary database is Enterprise Edition, then the standby database must also be Enterprise Edition.

Adoer73
04-11-2010, 05:05 AM
Oracle states, that you need a full Oracle license for the standby database if it is mounted or opened for more than 10 days (or 240 hours) per year.

The Oracle license on the standby database needs to be the same type as on the primary database. So if the primary database is Enterprise Edition, then the standby database must also be Enterprise Edition.


My question is

How is the consequence if I impose a Primary database uses Enterprise Edition and Standby database using Standard Edition? Is DBVisit can still send archive logs to standby database?

Arjen Visser
04-11-2010, 11:15 AM
Yes this is possible as far as Dbvisit is concerned, but is not according to the Oracle licensing terms. The Oracle licensing terms states that the Oracle license on the standby database needs to be the same type as on the primary database.

Mike Donovan
05-14-2012, 03:36 PM
Updates to information in previous posts based on new information to hand and/or clarifications made:

1. The 10 day license concession now does not apply for standby databases, but rather only for active/passive clusters. So what this means is that you ALWAYS need a full Oracle license for a standby database.

2. It is possible (and acceptable) to run a Standard Edition standby database against an Enterprise Edition primary, provided that you are not using any of the features that are only available in EE, such as partitioning.