Evaluating Backup Exec agents and options

You can evaluate most Backup Exec agents and options at any time after the core product is licensed. Each agent and option has its own independent evaluation period. When an evaluation period is about to expire, Backup Exec warns you with an alert.

You can also view a list of agents and options that are available for evaluation, as well as how much time is left in each individual evaluation period.

See Viewing license information.

To evaluate agents and options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Install Options and License Keys on this Media Server.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Select the agents or options you want to evaluate.

  4. Click Next.

  5. If you are prompted, enter information or choose settings for the additional options that you want to install. Click Next after each selection.

  6. Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.

    The Backup Exec services are stopped while the additional options are installed. If any active jobs are in progress, you are prompted to stop them, or to wait for the jobs to finish.

    When the installation is complete, the services restart.

  7. Click Finish.