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NEW Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5

Part of Veeam Availability Suite

FAQ on Veeam Backup & Replication

What is Veeam Backup & Replication?
Veeam® Backup & Replication ™ 9.5 delivers Availability for ALL workloads —virtual, physical, cloud (including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V) — from a single management console. It provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of your applications and data, and brings backup and replication together into a single software solution.
What’s new in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5?

This latest release of Veeam Backup & Replication offers customers the ability to manage and protect ALL workloads — virtual, physical, cloud — from a single Veeam pane of glass. It also features new strategic partnerships and storage integrations with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo Storage V Series to lower RTOs and RPOs, plus much more!


What is the difference between free and paid editions of Veeam Backup & Replication?
Veeam Backup Free Edition complements your regular backup software by providing free, easy, ad hoc backups of individual VMs. If you’re looking for a full-featured Availability solution try Veeam Backup & Replication™. Compare the features of Veeam Backup Free Edition vs. Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition.
Is there any difference in price between the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V versions of Veeam Backup & Replication?
No, Veeam maintains price parity across hypervisors.
What if my virtual environment includes both vSphere and Hyper-V?
Veeam licenses are not hypervisor-specific, therefore you can manage and protect any mix of hypervisors. 
What licensing and installation details are required to manage Linux and Windows-based agents from Veeam Backup & Replication?
Utilization of agent management functionality requires the additional installation of the redistributable package of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1 or later, and/or Veeam Agent for Linux v2 or later, with Veeam Backup & Replication. Agent licenses are available on a subscription basis and can be utilized for either Linux- or Microsoft Windows-based workloads. 


General Veeam licensing information, including licensing criteria and terminology, can be viewed here.
How is Veeam Backup & Replication licensed?

Veeam Backup & Replication licenses are purchased on a perpetual basis with basic or production maintenance, or a subscription license which includes 24x7 Production Support.

Perpetual licenses of Veeam Backup & Replication are licensed per CPU socket on hosts with virtual machines (VMs) to be backed up, replicated, monitored or reported on. A license is required for each occupied motherboard socket as reported by the hypervisor API.

Subscription licenses of Veeam Backup & Replication are licensed per VM. There are one- to five-year subscription licenses available, and customers can choose to purchase the entire subscription up front, or pay annually. VM templates are licensed as regular VMs.

Note: Target hosts (for replication and migration jobs) do not need to be licensed.

Are any product components (backup servers, backup proxies, backup repositories) licensed separately?
No, the product components are not licensed separately. You can deploy as many of these components as you like while licensed to the correct number of sockets.
Can a customer have more than one edition in their environment?

No, only one edition (Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus) can be used in the same physical location. Furthermore, all licensed editions must be the same across multiple locations to manage them through one Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

This requirement applies to all Veeam Backup & Replication deployments, including multi-hypervisor environments. For example, if you have five licenses for vSphere and five licenses for Hyper-V in a given location, all 10 licenses must be either Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus.

Current customers who wish to upgrade to Enterprise or Enterprise Plus must upgrade all current licenses in order to receive a merged license file.


How do I upgrade my license to another edition?
To upgrade, please visit the Veeam Licensing Portal. Please see this comparison to understand which features are included in each edition.
How do I upgrade my license to 9.5?
You will need a new license file to install 9.5 even if you do not plan to upgrade your edition. Please visit the Veeam Licensing Portal to download a 9.5 license file.
How do I renew support for my perpetual license?
To renew your support, please complete a request for a renewal quote.
What is automatic license update?
Starting with v7 patch 4, Veeam Backup & Replication supports automatic license updates. With this feature enabled, Veeam backup server (or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server, if deployed) proactively communicates with the Veeam licensing portal to receive a new license before the current license expires. For more information on how to enable this feature please review the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for vSphere and for Hyper-V.

Do you have more questions?

Attend one of our live product demos, or contact your Veeam sales representative.