Articles by Andra Tarata

How to license Oracle Database in Disaster Recovery environments

How to license Oracle Database in Disaster Recovery environments

26 jun '18 - Andra Tarata

It is commonly known that the use of almost any Oracle software program requires a license. But how does that work when you only install the Oracle software for disaster recovery (DR) purposes? You don’t use the software, so you probably don’t need to license it, right?

Before jumping to conclusions, let’s have a look on what data recovery means, what are the most common data recovery methods and what are the best practices. Or if you use the Oracle software as installed on the DR server, then you’d think you can re-allocate the licenses from your production server to the secondary DR server, since you are only using the software on the DR server. Oracle classifies different DR scenarios as “cold-standby”, “warm-standby” or “hot-standby”, right?


About Andra


Andra has been working in the Software Licensing industry for the last 6 years, analyzing and understanding licensing business practices & product development from multiple software vendors and helping clients to better manage their software entitlements. Andra leverages her experiences of working within Oracle’s License Management Services team to educate, equip and enable end-users to understand their enterprise software license entitlements. Andra holds a bachelor degree in Project Management from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies of Bucharest.

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among stars!" – Les Brown

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