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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Community and Full Versions

Veeam Backup & Replication is available in two versions: full version and community (free) version.

  • When you run Veeam Backup & Replication in the full version, you get a commercial version of the product that provides access to all product functions (the list of available features depends on the product edition).

For more information about product editions, pricing and features available for them, see Editions Comparison.

  • When you run Veeam Backup & Replication in the community version, you get a free version of the product with limited capabilities and 10 instances free of charge.

For detailed comparison of full and community versions of Veeam Backup & Replication, see Veeam Backup Free Edition.

If you have a valid license installed on the backup server, Veeam Backup & Replication operates in the full version. As soon as your license expires, Veeam Backup & Replication will notify you about it. If you do not purchase a new paid license, the following measures will be taken:

  • [For trial and NFR licenses] Veeam Backup & Replication will switch to the community version.
  • [For paid licenses] Functionality available in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions of Veeam Backup & Replication will not be available. Workloads will not be processed by existing jobs (jobs will fail with the Error status). However, you will be able to restore machine data from existing backups.
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