Veeam Backup & Replication

Product Overview

Veeam Backup & Replication is a comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solution. With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can create image-level backups of virtual, physical, cloud machines, and restore from them. Technology used in the product optimizes data transfer and resource consumption which helps to minimize storage costs and the recovery time in case of a disaster.

Veeam Backup & Replication provides a centralized console for administering backup/restore/replication operations in all supported platforms (virtual, physical, cloud). Also, the console allows you to automate and schedule routine data protection operations and integrate with solutions for alerting and generating compliance reports.


Veeam Backup & Replication servers with the Veeam Cloud Connect license installed are described in a separate section.

For more information about Veeam Backup & Replication, including installation and operating instructions, see User Guide and Quick Start Guide on the Veeam Help Center.  


To work with Veeam Backup & Replication, you must obtain a license file and install it on the backup server. You can create a single license to cover all types of workloads protected by a single Veeam Backup & Replication server. The license file can be generated and assigned to the backup server installation using VCSP Pulse plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. Alternatively, a new license file which includes one or multiple workload types can be generated on the VCSP Pulse Portal in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup & Replication section. For more information about licenses for each workload type, see corresponding subsections.

Once the license is installed in Veeam Backup & Replication, License Information screen displays the number of points in license as Instances.


Veeam Backup & Replication server cannot use licenses of multiple different editions simultaneously. For example, consider deploying an additional Veeam Backup & Replication server if one VMs need to be protected under Enterprise Plus edition and other VMs with Standard edition.

If there are multiple backup servers managed by the Enterprise Manager, all Veeam Backup & Replication instances will use the license file installed on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server.

Veeam Backup & Replication VCSP Rental license key can also be installed on Veeam Service Provider Console to be utilized for Managing Veeam Backup Agents usage scenario.

Usage Reporting

The primary and recommended method to collect usage reporting data is Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. To enable license usage reporting, connect Veeam Backup & Replication servers. Once done, license usage from all workloads managed by that server will be included into the monthly License Usage Report.

Alternatively, license usage can be obtained by one of the following ways:

Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.

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