By default, Veeam Backup & Replication allows Veeam Agents to connect to the Veeam backup server and consume instances in the license. If you do not want Veeam Agents to consume instances, you can restrict instance consumption. After instance consumption is restricted, Veeam Agents will not be able to back up data to a Veeam backup repository.
To restrict instance consumption by Veeam Agents:
- In Veeam Backup & Replication, from the main menu, select License.
- In the License Information window, click the Instances tab.
- On the Instances tab, clear the Allow free agents to consume instances check box.
- Click OK.