When can a software/platform vendor require you to have additional licensing in order to protect their solution as deployed at a single site (AKA "Production") using Veeam?
- Can a Vendor require additional licenses if I use Veeam to replicate my product/solution to a DR site?
- Can a Vendor require additional licenses if I use Veeam to back-up my product/solution to the "Cloud"
- Can a Vendor require additional licenses if I use Veeam to back-up my product/solution to a self-hosted site at site remote to the primary production site?
It seems that IF your Oracle solution is registered to or could directly run on a host virtualization platform (AKA "_replica" VMs), it needs to be licensed for all of the hosts on which it could run. That means that if I have 3 hosts in Production and 2 hosts at DR and I replicate; I would effectively need to license Oracle for all 5 hosts. However, IF I use Veeam exclusively for backup (incremental, deduplicated), I could restore backups for the purposes of testing, not exceeding 2 days in any given calendar year.
How about other solutions/Vendors? Can a vendor control how/where I back-up my data/VMs. Can they charge me extra to backup off-site? Are there any references to such strategies?