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Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

Hi Team,
Good day

I just want to ask
If my Backup Exec Server is also a file server do I need 2 license for this? to backup itself

Example.
1 x Backup Exec Server license
1 x Backup Exec agent for windows license

Thank you,


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Re: Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

No.  For your setup, you don't need any more licence.

Re: Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

Oh so only 1 x Backup Exec Server License is needed for this backup exec server\file Server?

this is noted.

Thanks @pkh 

Re: Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

The BE Server licence comes with a remote agent licence to backup the BE Server.

Re: Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

@Hypeka 

You can find confirmation in the BE21.1 Licensing Guide on page 21:

The Backup Exec Server manages the backup environment (agents/options) and all tape/disk/cloud storage devices used for backup and recovery. Each Backup Exec environment requires at least one Backup Exec Server. Custom edition licensing: each Backup Exec Server license includes 1 Agent for Windows to protect the local Backup Exec Server.

Re: Backup Exec Licensing - Backing up itself

Every Backup Exec Media server License comes with the agent for windows.

In his case if BE server is also acting as a file server. Then only 

1 x BE Media Server License will be required.

Hope it helps !!!