Licensing cold-failover servers..

If I have a 100 user licence for my production confluence server, what sort of licence do I need for a cold-failover server ?

Do I need another 100 user licence ?

I have looked at the FAQ and in the documentation, I was wondering if I could use a development licence to cover that ?

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Hi Jason,

Yes, you can use a development license to cover a cold-failover server -

"Developer licenses can also be used for non-production installations of our software deployed on a cold stand-by server."

I've used developer licenses for cold standby servers in the past and haven't run into any technical or licensing issues.

Hope that helps?


top man.. thanks

Im planing to deploy a cold stand-by server for failover puroposes for our production instance. Does development license apply in this case?

Since the cold failover is non-production, it does apply. You always only have ONE single server as production with this solution.

Topping the question,

Can both Active and cold standby server connect to one single mysql database?


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Stefan Broda Atlassian Team Jun 05, 2012

On the topic of failover: Atlassian has just released a dedicated best practice guide for High Availability. It covers a cold failover scenario and includes implementation details on reverse proxying, monitoring, replication and failover mechanisms:

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For cold failover we have to keep the databse and home directory seperatly ?

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