To ensure a smooth license update and provide sufficient time to install a new license file, Veeam offers a grace period. A grace period is a period of time during which the product keeps working in a full-version mode after the license has expired or the number of user accounts exceeds the number covered by the license.
After the license has expired, you will have a grace period which equals 1 month since the expiration date. During this period, the program functionality will not be limited by any means. After this period, processing of all user accounts in all organizations will be stopped; scheduled jobs will be terminated with failure. In both cases, a notification message will be shown to notify you that your license is either about to be expired or has expired.
The restore abilities will continue to function regardless of whether your license has expired or not.
When your subscription license was exceeded by up to 20 mailboxes or up to 20% of the license count (whichever is greater), you will be able to additionally process no more than 20 mailboxes or 20% of the license count.
If exceeded by more than 20 mailboxes or more than 20% of the license count (whichever is greater), you will be able to continue to process these 20 (or 20%) extra mailboxes according to the FIFO queue logic (that is, "first in - first out"); no more additional mailboxes will be processed.
The grace period in this case equals 2 months. After this period, processing of excessive mailboxes (in FIFO queue) will be stopped; no more extra mailboxes will be queued for processing. The corresponding messages will be displayed in the UI and written to the log.
The restore abilities will continue to function regardless of the grace period state.