Licensing Scenarios

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    A workload (EC2 or RDS instance, or EFS file system) is considered protected if it has a backup or snapshot created by a backup policy in the last 31 days. The number of license instances that a protected workload consumes depends on the workload type and product edition. For details, see Veeam Licensing Policy.

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    Mind the following:

    When you add a Veeam Backup for AWS appliance to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, there are two possible scenarios:

    • Connecting to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance

    If you connect to an existing Veeam Backup for AWS appliance, the Paid or BYOL license installed on the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance becomes invalid. Protected workloads will start consuming license instances from the Veeam Backup & Replication license after the policies run on the connected appliance.

    If you remove the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication will stop counting backed-up workloads. Veeam Backup for AWS continues using the license that was used before you added Veeam Backup for AWS to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    • Deploying a new Veeam Backup for AWS appliance

    If you deploy a new Veeam Backup for AWS appliance in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, protected workloads start consuming license instances from the Veeam Backup & Replication license.

    If you remove the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance from Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication stops counting backed-up workloads and Veeam Backup for AWS switches to the Free license with 10 available instances. To back up more than 10 instances, you must install a BYOL license on the Veeam Backup for AWS appliance. To see how to install a new BYOL license, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    Licensing When Connection to Veeam Backup & Replication is Lost

    Veeam Backup for AWS stores information about workloads licensed by Veeam Backup & Replication. If the connection between Veeam Backup for AWS appliance and Veeam Backup & Replication server is lost, you are still able to back up the already licensed workloads. However, you are not able to back up new workloads until the connection with Veeam Backup & Replication is restored.

    Note that the loss of connection with Veeam Backup & Replication does not affect restore processes and manual creation of snapshots.

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