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Agent for Windows to backup local BE server

Created: 26 Jun 2013 • Updated: 26 Jun 2013 | 5 comments
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I installed BE2012 in a physical server running Windows 2008, which also a file server. I purchased "SYMC BACKUP EXEC 2012 SERVER WIN PER SERVER BNDL STD LIC". Viewing license information, "Agent for Windows" license is installed and running on 60-days trial period. Do I need this license to backup itself? Or can I just ignore this license warning?


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Colin Weaver's picture

You should not need anything bui the core media server license in order to Backup the file system and System State of the media server itself.

Please be aware though that Symantec does issue both a maintenance license and a product license, if you have not entered the product license then when evaluation mode expires backusp will stop working (local and remote systems) . The purpose of the maintenance license ir really just to trigger warning when your maintenance has expired. Product licenses do not expire but do enabele functionality of the license

As such do make sure that the media server itself is not in evaluation mode.

pkh's picture

RAWS is always available for a 60-days trial.  As long as you do not back up a remote server/device, the trial period will not start.  Once you do the first backup of a remote server/device, the count-down starts.

d3dys's picture

I did my first backup yesterday on the local server and the count-down starts. I only have 1 backup job to backup the server, with no remote server.

Or is it my misconfiguration when adding the server to the list?

VJware's picture

No misconfig. You are facing this cosmetic issue ~