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A Agent for Windows license is required for protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec.

Created: 16 Jan 2014 | 3 comments

I'm running Backup Exec 2012

I have been backing up 4 servers with this product for months with no issues. I am only backing up the shared folders on said servers.

Now the three servers without agents are failing due to licensing failure....

What gives? I was under the impression I could back up shares on remote servers without an agent. It has been doing it successfully all this time.

Can someone please carify for me?

Thank you in advance.

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pkh's picture

No. To backup any remote device/server you need either an AWS/RALUS license, regardless of whether you actually load the remote agent on the device/server. This includes shares on the device/server.

What probably happened in your case is that you are using the agents on trial. After 60 days, the trial expired and you are prompted for the agent license

203813's picture

thats fine......but why then has it been working all this time?

there aren't any agents installed on those other servers.

Colin Weaver's picture

As pkh has already said there is a 60day trial period that would have let you backup without the required license