Removing a License from Veeam Backup and Replication or Enterprise Manager

KB ID: 2235
Products: Veeam Backup & Replication;Veeam Agent for Linux;Veeam Agent for Windows
Version: VBR 9.5 U1, VAW 2.0, VAL 1.0
Published:
Last Modified: 2017-02-14

Challenge

You need to remove an existing Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR), Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW) or Veeam Agent for Linux (VAL) license from Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR) or Enterprise Manager (EM).

Cause

A license has to be removed from VBR/EM.

Solution

If you have VBR Enterprise Manager, you must use it to remove the licenses in question.

1. Open the command line.

2. Navigate to the EM installation folder (default path in the example below):
cd C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Enterprise Manager

3. Remove the license by running
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense [vaw, val]

After running this command, restart Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service so that the license information is updated in the UI.

In case you only have Veeam Backup and Replication without EM, here is how you can remove the license:


1. Open the command line.

2. Navigate to the VBR installation folder (default path in the example below):
cd C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup

3. Remove the license by running
Veeam.Backup.Manager.exe -removelicense [all, vbr, vaw, val]

 

More Information

Note: specify the desired parameter without brackets: 
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense vaw
Veeam.Backup.Manager.exe -removelicense vaw

If no parameter is specified, all existing licenses will be removed.
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