Subscription License is a paid and fully-functional license that expires at the end of the subscription term. The subscription license term is normally 1–5 years from the contract start date (depending on the subscription length).
Subscription license is available in the M365 and M365Suite license packages. Veeam ONE monitoring is available if the M365Suite license package is installed.
For more information on the compatibility of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 licenses with Veeam ONE licenses, see the Compatibility with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Licenses section of the Veeam ONE Deployment Guide and this Veeam KB article.
For purpose of renewal, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 grants a grace period of 1 month after the license expiration. During this period, the product functionality is not limited. After this period, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 stops processing all user accounts in all organizations and terminates all scheduled jobs with failure. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 sends you a notification message to inform you that the license is either about to expire or has expired.
The restore abilities will continue to function regardless of whether your license has expired or not.
Additional processing of no more than 10 user accounts or 10% of the license count (whichever is greater) is granted if you exceed the license limit.
Starting from version 7 CP4 (build 126.96.36.19968), Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 doubles grace limit after the following conditions are met:
- You selected the Update license automatically check box in the License Information window. For more information, see Installing and Updating License.
- At least one usage report has been successfully sent from the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server to Veeam during the last month. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 sends this report automatically.
As a result, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you to exceed the license limit by up to 20 user accounts or up to 20% of the license count (whichever is greater).
If you exceed the license by more than these values, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you to process these extra user accounts according to the FIFO queue logic (that is, "first in — first out"); no additional accounts are allowed.
The grace period is not limited and lasts during the whole term of the subscription.