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SQL Staging Licensing

Veeam Logoby JoshuaPostSAMC » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:58 pm

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?
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Re: SQL Staging Licensing

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 am

My understanding was that staging server has to be licensed. However, it might be better to clarify questions concerned with SQL licensing with MS representative. Thanks.
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