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  • If I licensed SQL Server EE for production work on one server, SA allows me a free failover replica on another server if not used even R/O during normal operation. MSDN allows me to run SQL Server EE for development and testing. Can I use the developer instance of SQL Server EE as the replica partner for production AlwaysOn AGs if no access was ever made to production data unless a failover had occurred? If I am allowed to do this, and it works, this would save me the associated cost and maintenance with setting up a 3rd VM for the SQL Server partner replica. If not allowed by the license, please provide a reference that covers this scenario. If not desired or possible to do this technically, please explain why. Thanks so much, Dave

    Dave

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi Dave,

    Thank you for your post.

    For more detailed information regarding to the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.


    Thanks,
    Lydia Zhang


    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:29 AM

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  • Hi Dave,

    Thank you for your post.

    For more detailed information regarding to the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.


    Thanks,
    Lydia Zhang


    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:29 AM
  • I was hoping for some insight in practice.

    Dave

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:55 PM