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FileMaker Server DR Licensing

Question asked by Genx on Oct 8, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2009 by Genx


FileMaker Server DR Licensing

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Regarding Disaster Recovery / High Availability solutions for FileMaker.


In these situations there are two servers:


1) The Primary FileMaker Server

2) The Secondary Backup Server


The secondary server is essentially a mirror of the primary server (data) and has a cold copy of FileMaker Server (the program is installed but services are not running). On failover the secondary box assumes the identity of the primary server and the FileMaker service is started.


Microsoft provides special licensing for these sorts of scenarios for exchange / sql installs whereby the cold server license is often free.


What's the go with FMS licensing requirements in these situations?