I have two MS sql nodes running in an availability group. Our SQL Enterprise license says we are licensed for 24 cores (12 per server) but are only allowed to write to one. My current cognos config is reading data from sql node1 (which is our primary production server), but I’d like to offload the cognos processing from the primary node to secondary node. So my question is what constitutes ‘writing to the db’? Would output generated (xls, csv etc) of the secondary node be considered writing to the database and violate the license agreement? Or does output of this nature to a folder that happens to reside on the server housing the secondary sql node acceptable. In my mind writing to the DB would mean running actual sql ‘insert into’ or ‘update nnn where’ statements.