- Expiration date=27/11/2022
Support expiration date=27/11/2012
1. Does the "Version" line mean that the license is valid for any minor release of Veeam? So v6.0, v6.1, v6.5, and any future v6.x release?
2. What happens when the "Support expiration date" is reached? Does Veeam B&R just let you know it has expired, but carries on working normally? Or does each Veeam release have a "burnt in" release date, and if the "Support expiration date" is older than the "burnt in" release date, then Veeam B&R will refuse to run? [This is how Citrix works with their license files and SA dates, but they only have one "burnt in" date at the beginning of each major release, and don't change it for minor releases]
3. What happens when the "Expiration date" is reached? Does Veeam B&R stop working? So all licenses have a 10-year "kill switch" embedded?
Example: we have a customer running v6.1 B&R but they don't have active support - can they upgrade to v6.5 B&R and their license is still valid, because they did have active support when the first 6.x version was released?
I understand that major releases (5.x->6.x->7.x) requires active maintenance to entitle customers to free upgrades (with a new license files)