Exceeding License Limit
If your license key has expired or you have exceeded your license limit, Veeam affords extension of license time and amount to ensure you continue to meet your service agreements.
While using rental licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE, Veeam Service Provider Console, Veeam Cloud Connect, and Veeam Recovery Orchestrator, the grace period allows:
- 20 workloads or 20% more than your license limit (whichever is greater).
- A grace period of 60 days.
Exceeding license algorithm as well as information about the grace period are built into Veeam products. It's not possible to disable exceed logic or change the threshold values.
You can read more about the protocols for exceeding licenses limits in the corresponding articles:
- Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide article
- Veeam ONE User Guide article
- Veeam Service Provider Console User Guide article
- Veeam Cloud Connect User Guide article
- Veeam Recovery Orchestrator User Guide article
For Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 rental licenses, the limits are:
- 20 Users or 20% more than your licenses limit (whichever is greater).
- If exceeded by more than 20 user accounts or 20% of your licenses, you may process the backups according to the FIFO queue (first in, first out) and no more accounts will be processed.
- A grace period of 1 month. However, if exceeded by up to 2 months the FIFO queue process applies.
If you reach or exceed your license limit, you may adjust your license key in VCSP Pulse.