Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 EE on Solaris 5.10If you OPEN database from MOUNT status. But you should have license to use feature of ADG(Active Data Guard)
I've read several threads here and poured through the documentation but this point still escapes me.
When does Data Guard turn into Active Data Guard?
Is it when the Standby is OPEN and in READONLY mode while redo logs are being actively applied?Yes, It can perform both tasks 1) Recovery 2) Read-Only Options
If I stop log apply and OPEN the Standby for READONLY access, is that just regular Data Guard?No, Your standby will not synchronized with primary. It is just readonly and LAG with primary.
I obviously want to use Data Guard but not pay for Active Data Guard at this point.Then put in MOUNT status and you cannot run any SELECT(Read-only) queries. :)
Where is this documented?You can refer features of Active Data Guard http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/availability/ds-activedataguard-11gr2-130305.pdf
Michael, if you're listening, this is right up your alley! :-)Yes, he is listening ;)
My opinion is no since Data Guard would not be "Active" I believe Its OK. But only Oracle's answer really counts.
OPEN the Standby in READONLY mode, does that invoke the Active Data Guard license?