If you plan to use Veeam Agent for Mac with Veeam Backup & Replication, you must have a license installed in Veeam Backup & Replication. The license must have a total number of instances that is sufficient to protect macOS-based machines (workstations and servers) on which you plan to install Veeam Agent. The number of backup jobs configured in Veeam Agent does not consume the license. To learn more about instance licensing in Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
After Veeam Agent for Mac connects to Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agent automatically starts consuming the license. By default, Veeam Agent operates in the Workstation edition. You can switch Veeam Agent to the Server edition manually if needed.
If one or more Veeam Agents operating in the Free edition 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 keeps information about the license in its database. Information about the license is valid for 32 days. If Veeam Agent for Mac does not connect to Veeam Backup & Replication during this period, Veeam Backup & Replication will revoke its license.