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Client has hit the 10gb limit for their SQL 2008r2 express.  Need to sort this out but is there any way to archive or shrink data in it to get them working?

Urgent. thanks.
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only if data can be deleted
otherwise the solutions are:
* upgrade to Full version (Standard, Enterprise ...)
* split the data among several databases (for example for historical data, 1 db per year could be an option)
   => however, in most cases, the developments and impacts choosing for such a solution are (much) higher (costs/time) than just going the fully licensed version of MS SQL Server...
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you may have some "heap" tables (without a clustered index, adding a clustered index may help)
however, you may have to "move" the table data for the out of the database first...
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Thanks.
Just confirming, do we need CALS for SQL Std 2014 OLP (228-10344)

thanks.
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please review this blog that should answer your question and the approach to take
http://blogs.technet.com/b/volume-licensing/archive/2014/03/10/licensing-how-to-when-do-i-need-a-client-access-license-cal.aspx

you have basically 2 options:
 per server licensing
 per user licensing

the choice is depending on how many servers vs how many end-users you have.
the choice can be changed "any time", based on changes in the real-life of your environment
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Thanks heaps.
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