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We bought a m1.large Reserved Instance today, Windows with SQL Server for a year.

Now, I am wondering if a m1.large instance with SQL Express is covered under that Reserved Instance, or if a Instance with SQL standard has to be purchased.

Thank you in advance.

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If this is your first reserved instance purchase, you can find out if it's covering a running instance by waiting a few hours, then checking the account activity to see if you are being charged for "Amazon EC2 running [...] Reserved Instances". It will be split out as a separate charge with hours listed:

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It is not covered. It is necessary to go with SQL standard. – npiani Feb 20 '12 at 17:20

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