I thought I had read somewhere that if SQL was only used for recovery purposes, then it didn't need to be licensed. On my Veeam server, I have SQL Express and full SQL installed. Veeam's database is on the Express instance, and the full instance is sitting idle, waiting for a recovery with no databases on it.
I can't find a document that exactly talks about it, so wondering if anyone here knows for sure. Am I good in this configuration, or does the full SQL need to be licensed or uninstalled to be compliant?