Can I use free Cloud DR DB with MSSQL SA license?

hyewon.jeong 0 Reputation points
2023-04-10T03:06:43.0033333+00:00

I have a Software Assurance (SA) license from MSSQL. If I am using the license, can I use passive free DB for DR in cloud environments other than Azure such as OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure), AWS, and GCP? If it is possible to use it, can I use it by setting the number of primary DB and core differently?

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 102.2K Reputation points
    2023-04-10T21:35:43.33+00:00

    This is a technical forum, and license questions goes over the head over most techies.

    My assumption is that an SQL Server instance in AWS, GCP or other cloud services that is not Azure, is just like another instance on-prem, and as I recall you can have a passive DB in your AG, both with and without SA. However, for an authoritative answer, you should consult your local Microsoft representative. Or you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.