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AJINC
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9 years ago

BEWS fails with License Violation error for remote server backup when the only server being backed up is the local server.

Hello All,

I have a windos 2008 server that was being backed up by B.E.W.S 2010 R2, for some reason I now get jobs failed with the erroro

AOFO: Started for resource: "c:". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). License Violation A Remote Agent for Windows Systems license is required for protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec. Please contact your vendor for information on protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec. V-79-57344-65084 - Before you can back up this resource (c:), you must purchase and install a license key for the appropriate Backup Exec agent.

The server being backed up is the local server C & D drives, system state, utility partion, and shadow copy components service state no remote servers are being backed up. Any idea why my job is failing.

Thanks for any thoughts

ajinc

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  • Go into the licensing wizard and make sure the Remote Agent for WIndows Servers is selected. You still need this to backup the local server although it is covered by the media server license.

    Thanks!