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Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:54 am

Hi guys,

Just playing around with Veeam B&R 9.5 Free Edition. I have a repository (Veeam B&R default), but I'm trying to connect a Veeam Agent to the repository but I get the error:

Unable to obtain a Veeam Agent for Windows license from the backup server.
Not enough licenses on Veeam Backup & Replication server.


Is using a repository for a Veeam Agent outside of the free edition licence? Or have I missed something?
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:56 am

You have to have either VAW or VB&R paid license in order for the described scenario to work. Thanks.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:21 am

v.Eremin wrote:You have to have either VAW or VB&R paid license in order for the described scenario to work. Thanks.
The VAW is licensed with a Workstation Edition licence.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Try to assign it to backup server and see whether it solves the issue. Thanks.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:50 am

I have also experienced this problem. B&R also needs to be licensed or you can have a B&R license and Agent free but not the other way around.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby tdewin » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:16 am 1 person likes this post

You can use the free edition of B&R with agents but as Vladimir stated, in this case, you need to add the agent license to the backup server. If you want some screenshots:
http://blog.dewin.me/2017/04/gathering- ... veeam.html
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:10 am 1 person likes this post

I removed license from B&R and added Agent license. I was able to backup to B&R repository. This works, sorry for the misinformation.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:38 am

No worries, it's a new functionality, no wonder it took sometime and side recommendations to clarify initial confusion. Feel free to ask for additional help, if needed. Thanks.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:06 pm

I have reproduced the not enough licenses error by licensing B&R and Agent free. It looks like Agent must be licensed.
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Re: Veeam B&R 9.5 Free - Not Enough Licenses Error

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:04 am 1 person likes this post

I had to revoke all licenses and remove all licenses from B&R server. Run -removelicense all command to get server back to square one. Now I can license B&R and use Agent free. Whew! I also was able to use B&R free and Agent license. I'm finally able to prove one or the other needs to be licensed. Yeah!
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