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Backup Exec 2012 Licensing

Created: 27 Jun 2013 • Updated: 27 Jun 2013 | 6 comments
Moez Mansouri's picture
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i make some confusion in BE licencing so please tell me :

if i have for exemple  2 SQL server Database Servers (or 2 exchange servers ) should i take 2 licences for application and database and 2 licence agent for windows  or 
just take one licence for application and database and 2 licences for agent for windows.??indecision


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Jaydeep S's picture

Every Application installed would need a Database and Application license.

Example -

Exchange installed on 2 servers (2 Licenses)

Exchange and SQL installed on 1 Server (2 Licenses)

SQL installed on 1 Server (1 License)

Moez Mansouri's picture

and what about licence of agent for windows ? or can i not buy it?

SuperBrain's picture

So, in your case, you will only need 2 Application and Database licenses.

Check the Backup Exec 2012 Licensing Guide page number 9:

You could keep this handy for any further licensing queries you may have. :)

Moez Mansouri's picture

this mean's that i don't need any licence for application and database ?

Jaydeep S's picture

The application and Database license has a Agent for windows license in it. You dont need to buy it seperate.

SuperBrain's picture

No, as mentioned in my previous comment too, this means you need two Application and Database licneses.

Like mentioned in the Licensing Guide "Purchase one Agent for Application and Databases for each Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Lotus Domino and Oracle application/database instance to be protected."

This means, you just need to buy one Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Application and Databasese license for each of your Exchange/SQL servers. No need to purchase a separate Agent for Windows license. (like Jaydeep also mentioned above)