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license keys in upgrade to BE 11D

Created: 01 Nov 2006 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 8 comments
Daniel R.'s picture

hi all,

I have a cuestion: The license keys for BE 10D will be valid for upgrade to BE 11D ?


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The STN Guy's picture

Hi Daniel,

No, BUE 10d license keys will not work on BE 11d.

However, If you purchased maintenance with Backup Exec 10d, you will be able to upgrade to Backup Exec 11d for free.

The STN Guy's picture

Forgot to add that if you do have BUE 10d with maintenance, you'll receive an upgrade invitation with the information needed to logon to register and obtain your new license keys.

Hywel Mallett's picture

In my experience the upgrade invitation may take quite some time to come, but it will come eventually, so don't expect it on November 6th!.
I'm not sure if the US have their upgrade invitations sooner than the UK, but it wouldn't surprise me if ours comes in 2007.

Danijel Brncic's picture

How is it about the Agents?
When upgrading from 10d to 11 do we have to buy new agents?

Jan Rockstedt's picture

If you have maintenance for the agent the answer i no.

Regards Jan Rockstedt

Eric Sterner's picture

If I were to upgrade from 10d without first receiving the license keys, what is the trial period length? Also, would all agents be available? I would hope to get the license keys before the end of trial.

Ryan Fagan's picture


If 11d is the same as previous releases the trial will last for 60 days. This will also give you full access to all of the agents during that trial period. However, once you enter the license key for the media server you will lose acess to the agents unless you have their license keys as well.

herve lequippe's picture


BE11d evaluation period is valid like it was in the past for 60 days. As also mentionned, this evaluation gives you full access to all agents and options.
BE 10d license keys will not work with BE11d.
BE11d supports working with 10d level agents to help for the upgrade process in case of large deployments. However, this should be limited to the upgrade process and will obviosuly not allow the use of 11d new features on 10d agents.