New SQL Server - license grace period

Darryl Schmidt 21 Reputation points
2021-03-10T19:54:44.1+00:00

We are currently using SQL Server 2014 and want to stand up a new SQL Server 2019 instance on a new server (newer OS) to upgrade all our databases into. During the cutover time, both the 2014 and 2019 instances will coexist. Is there a grace period window for SQL Server licensing where both servers can coexist but we are only paying for licenses on one?

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  1. Tom Phillips 17,721 Reputation points
    2021-03-10T20:22:58.323+00:00

    For detailed information about the license issue, please 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. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations.

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  1. CarrinWu-MSFT 6,866 Reputation points
    2021-03-11T02:39:18.717+00:00

    Hi @Darryl Schmidt ,

    For License issue, we suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. Please 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. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations. Or you can go to Volume Licensing Service Center support. Please choose region/language and choose to call or have web. People there will help you more effectively.

    Best regards,
    Carrin


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