Read-Only Replica between a Standard Edition and Enteprise Edition

Vivek Devalkar 122 Reputation points

We have 2 servers, one with standard edition and one enterprise edition of SQL Server.

We would like a couple of databases in the standard edition be replicated (for read-only purposes) into the 2nd server with the enterprise edition.

Given the current licenses, what's the best method to achieve that especially if we want it to be a real-time or near-real time replica?

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  1. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,971 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi VivekD-8637,

    In addition, by default, Subscribers to transactional publications should be treated as read-only, because changes are not propagated back to the Publisher. However, transactional replication does offer options that allow updates at the Subscriber.
    For log shipping, the secondary database may be in either the RECOVERING state or the STANDBY state, which leaves the database available for limited read-only access. But database can’t be read when you’re refreshing data, you must kick out any users as Erland mentioned.
    Please refer to Transactional Replication and Log Shipping which might help.

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