Backup Exec licensing in shared environments.
I cannot find a clear answer to this anywhere, so.. Let's try this way. How does Backup Exec licensing work in an environment where a single media server is used to backup systems owned by multiple customer companies? Basically a private cloud, but using a tape library and not deduplication folders like in the private cloud configuration document by Symantec.
In this case there would be 2-5 customer environments with a couple of servers in each of them backed up to a single small tape library, so it' a small environment and one media server would be technically enough. Licensing is the thing I'm more conserned about at the moment.
So, if the customers already own Backup Exec Media Server licenses and Remote Agents would it be possible to use the Remote Agents owned by the customers in this kind of environment? Basically, is it enough if we as the service providing company just buy one Media Server license and the Remote Agents are owned by the customer companies?
Or should the Media Server license and all the Remote Agent / Application and Database Agent licenses be owned by us? And if so, is it possible to transfer the ownership of existing licenses to another company to consolidate them onto a single Media Server?
(The point of all this is to consolidate the backups of those small hosted customer environments, to fully utilize the library capacity. Would like comply with the license terms, though.. :)