My boss didn't want to buy a veeam license to back up our infra, and then chose to not back up at all (Unbelievable as it is, yes, that was the decision) the whole infrastructure
It all went fine until we had a major crash on our DC/dhcp server and we needed a restore, so I did it. My face was like 'I told you!'
Stubborn as I am, I set my NFR license in a lab for testing and showing "look guys, super cool stuff huh?" but my whole presentation got shut down because the discussion was over even before starting it, so I forgot about it. Four months later we were thinking: So the only option is to redo the whole thing, right? Where do we start the rebuild? Went to the lab server, and guess what: There was an intact NFR installation of Veeam running on the server when we went to see if there was something that we needed to keep. And there was a back up of our precious server taken two nights before
10 minutes later we were back in business, and now I was asked to finally get the number to budget in veeam