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I want to know if a backup of oracle san volume in another san volume require the purchase of 2 licenses


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8/22/2022 - Mon
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

What will you be doing with the backup once you get it?
no worries :-) no nothing

For Oracle Standard Edition One, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Oracle says:
".. you may not use the programs for any purpose except the development of a single prototype of your application.."

"...you may not make the programs available in any manner to any third party..."

When it comes to testing:
"Test Environment: All programs used in a test environment must be licensed under an OLSA or other appropriate Oracle (or Oracle authorized reseller) license agreement"

So, if it is a backup system that is not part of the actual productive no licenses are needed.
Regarding the above, for example: you create a complete copy of your curent system to be used for "... development of a single prototype of your application...".

When the times comes to bring it back to production for that you already have the licenses.

Of course I would also suggest discussing this with your local oracle resseler since policies change from time to time- for this you need to have an official answer-documented and approved -  (just in case) so that you are also typically covered.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)


That looks like it was copied from some website.  If so, you need to provide the link it came from.
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- if you only copy over the backup file from one san to a other san for safekeeping/backup archieving (without restoring for another oracle database machine), that would not require an additional oracle license.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

>>I do not have the exact links now,

Just keep it in mind when posting in the future.

Here are the site help pages that talk about this.


no worries :-) no nothing

My comments start with Oracle says:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

>>My comments start with Oracle says:

I don't want to hijack this question.  In the future, provide the links.

Thanks bibi