To use the Veeam Plug-in functionality, you must have a valid Veeam Backup & Replication license. The licenses are installed and managed on the Veeam Backup & Replication instance that is connected to the Veeam Plug-in server. If there are no available license instances or sockets, Veeam Plug-in backup jobs fail.
For details on Veeam licensing terminology and available packages, see:
- For the full list of license types, see Veeam Licensing Policy
- For the full list of license packages, see Pricing and Packaging
An Oracle server is assumed protected if it has been processed by a Veeam Plug-in backup job in the last 31 days.
If you are using any instance-based (Veeam Universal Licensing) license on your Veeam Backup & Replication, you don't need to install any additional licenses.
A protected Oracle server consumes one instance unit from the license. Oracle servers processed by backup copy jobs are not regarded as protected VMs, these types of jobs provide an additional protection level for VMs that are already protected with Veeam Plug-in backup jobs.
A machine protected by both Veeam Plug-in and Veeam Backup & Replication will consume a license only once. For example, you have an Oracle server that you back up using Veeam Plug-in. You also back up this server using image-level backup functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication. In this case, only one license will be consumed.
[For Perpetual per-socket licenses] If you are using a legacy perpetual per-socket license, a license is required for each hypervisor CPU socket occupied by protected Oracle servers.
A socket is consumed from the license only if the hypervisor where protected servers reside is added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. If the hypervisor is not added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, an instance unit will be consumed from the license. To learn how to add a hypervisor to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, see the Virtualization Servers and Hosts section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
[For Oracle RAC] The license is required for all cluster nodes, even if Veeam Plug-in is installed only on one of the nodes.
You can use Veeam Plug-ins with the following license types and packages.
- For Veeam Universal Licensing:
You can use Veeam Plug-ins with all license packages (Veeam Backup Essentials, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Availability Suite).
Note that if you use the Rental license type, the license package must be the Enterprise Plus edition.
- For Perpetual Socket license:
You can use Veeam Plug-in with the Enterprise Plus edition license.
To learn how to install a license and how to monitor licensed objects, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.