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Dbvisit Standby License



Dbvisit Standby version 8 uses a different License key than earlier versions.

A version 6 or 7 license key will not be accepted by the Dbvisit Standby version 8 software.

For customers under current support contracts, please contact sales@dbvisit.com if you have not received your key already.

1.  Introduction

Dbvisit Standby version 8 uses a new License Module.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, a new valid license key will be required.

The license key is in the format of seven blocks of 5 characters: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

An license key will look like this (this is an example demo key): 4jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-asdf1-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9

Even when installing Dbvisit Standby Version 8 for evaluation a trial key is required.  This key will be provided as part of the registration process for the download.  

If you are a support paying customer, you can contact Dbvisit Software Limited and request your new Version 8 License key which will be provided free of charge

Before you can apply a Dbvisit Standby license key it is required that you first create a Dbvisit Configuration File (DDC).

Once you have a valid DDC file, you can apply your license key as explained in the section below which should always be executed on the Primary Node

2.  Reviewing your license status

This section will show you how you can review your current license status.

2.1.  Using Command Line

To display your current license information run the command "dbvctl -d -l"

  • Linux:  ./dbvctl -d -l
  • Windows:  dbvctl.exe -d -l

The example below show how you can list the current license status for Dbvisit Standby version 8.

[oracle@dbv1 /usr/dbvisit/standby]$ ./dbvctl -d DEV -l
Dbvisit Standby Database Technology ( (pid 590)
dbvctl started on dbv1: Mon Oct 31 09:06:02 2016

>>> Dbvisit Standby License
License Key     : 4jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-asdf1-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9
customer_number : 0
dbname          : DEV
expiry_date     : 2016-11-05
product_id      : 8
sequence        : 1
status          : VALID

dbvctl ended on dbv1: Mon Oct 31 09:06:02 2016

3.  Activating The Dbvisit Standby Software (apply license key)

Important: The License key activation only needs to be executed on the Primary Server

The activation (applying of the license key) of Dbvisit Standby can be done as follows.

3.1.  Using Command Line Interface (CLI)

To apply a new license key use the following command:  

dbvctl -d  -l    

(replace with your DDC name and

Apply license key on Linux: 

 [/usr/dbvisit/standby]: ./dbvctl -d  -l 

Apply license key on Windows: 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Dbvisit\Standby>dbvctl.exe -d  -l 

3.1.1.  Examples

Adding a license key for a database environment with DDC name "prod" and license key "44jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-asdf1-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9"    (note this is a demo license key)

[oracle@dbv1 /usr/dbvisit/standby]$ ./dbvctl -d DEV -l 4jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-asdf1-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9
Dbvisit Standby Database Technology ( (pid 570)
dbvctl started on dbv1: Mon Oct 31 09:04:41 2016

=>Update with license key: 4jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-asdf1-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9?  [Yes]: Yes
>>> Dbvisit Standby License
License Key     : 4jo70-qwp4l-7gqmu-ye8cl-s2e82-0pum9-aw8g9
customer_number : 0
dbname          : DEV
expiry_date     : 2016-11-05
product_id      : 8
sequence        : 1
status          : VALID
updated         : YES

dbvctl ended on dbv1: Mon Oct 31 09:04:44 2016

3.2.  Using The Central Console

The Dbvisit Standby license can also be updated from within the Central Console.

The following steps can be followed to apply your license key:

Step 1:  Select "Update Standby License" from the main page

From the Dbvisit Standby main screen, click on the Update Standby License option in the top right as shown in the image below:

Step 2:  The License Page - Select the DDC (Configuration) to be licensed

You will be required to licence each DDC configuration.  Each Primary Database must have a valid license applied to at leas one of its DDC files.

Select the DDC file from the dropdown list.  Note that the DDC file must already be accessible in the Central Console before you can apply the license.

Step 3:  Enter the License Key

You will be provided with a valid license key on purchase of the software.  The license key consist 7 groups of 5 characters.

Enter the license key provided and click on "LICENSE DBVISIT" to submit the license key for validation.

If the license key is valid you will get a confirmation message being displayed.  If not you will need to re-enter the correct key.

Step 5:  Review License Key 

This step is to review the license key entered.  The following image shows the license key for database with DB_NAME DEV which is valid till 5 Nov 2016.

It is possible to apply a new key - click on "UDATE DBVISIT LICENSE" and you will be asked for the new license key to be entered.

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