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SQLBackup on Hyper-V licensing

rgiesbrechtrgiesbrecht Posts: 17 Bronze 2
edited January 19, 2009 9:35AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Is Red-Gate SQL Backup licensed differently on a Hyper-V server configuration versus multiple instances on a single Windows 2003 instance?


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    Matthew FlattMatthew Flatt Posts: 255 Bronze 5
    edited June 10, 2009 3:30PM

    You need a license for each 'machine' that is running one or more SQL Server instances.

    If your '5 SQL Servers' are all running on the same 'machine', you need 1 license.

    If your '5 SQL Servers' are running on 5 different 'machines', you need 5 licenses, one each for the 5 'machines'.

    'Machine' refers to a distinct system running a Windows operating system. E.g. if your '5 SQL Servers' are running on the same physical box, but are running on 5 separate virtual machines, this means you need 5 licenses (I hope that makes sense).

    I hope this helps.
    Matthew Flatt
    Redgate Foundry
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