Adding licenses

You can add licenses to activate additional agents or options at any time. If the evaluation period runs out on an agent or option, you need to enter a license key to continue to use it.

For information about how to obtain a license key, contact your reseller, or go to the following URL:

To add licenses

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

  2. Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:

    To manually enter license keys

    Do the following in the order listed:

    Type a license key into the license key field.

    Click Add.

    Repeat for each license key for each option or agent that you want to install.

    To import license keys from a file

    Do the following in the order listed:

    Click Import.

    Select the besernum.xml file.

  3. Click Next.

  4. Verify that the additional options are selected for installation, and then 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 stop while the agents or 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 are restart.

  7. Click Finish.

More Information

Viewing license information

Evaluating Backup Exec agents and options

Finding installed licenses in your environment