If you plan to use Veeam Agent for Linux with Veeam Backup & Replication, you can install a Veeam Agent for Linux license in Veeam Backup & Replication. In this case, you will be able to manage product licenses and functionality modes from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. This scenario may be suitable for customers who have Veeam backup infrastructure deployed in their environment and want to manage licenses for all Veeam products at one place.
You must obtain a license for the total number of Linux-based machines (servers and workstations) on which you plan to install Veeam Agent for Linux. The number of backup jobs configured in Veeam Agent for Linux does not consume the license.
After Veeam Agent for Linux connects to Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agent for Linux automatically starts consuming the license. If the license allows Veeam Agent for Linux to operate in both the workstation mode and server mode, Veeam Agent for Linux will operate in the server mode. You can switch Veeam Agent for Linux to the workstation mode manually if needed.
If one or more Veeam Agents operating in the free mode are already connected to the backup server, they will start consuming the license immediately after the license is installed in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Agents that exceed the license limit will not be able to back up data to the Veeam backup repository.
Veeam Agent for Linux keeps information about the license in its database. Information about the license is valid for 32 days. If Veeam Agent for Linux does not connect to Veeam Backup & Replication during this period, Veeam Backup & Replication will revoke its license.