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Using capacity based license for more than one master server

Created: 06 Sep 2012 | 3 comments

Suppose I have a 16TB capacity based license key with me. Can I use the same license key for more than one master server which are in diferent zones ? In that case how NBU is going to calculate the capacity ? Master server A backed up till now 10 TB and Master server B backed up till now 6TB. NBU will stop working for any new data from this point?

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Gerald W. Gitau's picture

The backup will not stop if you exceed the 16 TB threshold. Am not sure about using it on different zones -  Speak to you vendor/reseller about this.

VenkataKakollu's picture

Suppose I have a 16TB capacity based license key with me. Can I use the same license key for more than one master server which are in diferent zones ? In that case how NBU is going to calculate the capacity ? Master server A backed up till now 10 TB and Master server B backed up till now 6TB. NBU will stop working for any new data from this point?

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Venkata Ashok

Marianne's picture

Not sure why you repeated your opening post?

You can install as many master servers as you like, as long as all masters are owned by the same company.
We have customers with the same scenario as yours - separate master servers in different dmz's and/or departments and just one capacity license.

NBU will not stop working when capacity is exceeded - licensing is based on 'honesty'.
If you can provide license key certificate when audited, or if you are prepared to perform own calculations once a year (when license renewal is due) and purchase whatever is exceeding existing licenses, all is good.

nbdeployutil must be run on each master. You can then add up output and compare with license key certificate.

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