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arcserve-KB : How to release Licenses from the Servers

Last Update: 2015-12-15 22:21:57 UTC

How to release Licenses from the Servers

CA ARCserve Backup licensing functions on a count-based mechanism. Count-based licensing lets you grant a single overall license to the application with a predetermined number of active license rights included in the overall license pool. Each server that uses the license is granted an active license from the pool, on a first-come basis, until the total number of available license rights has been reached. If all the active license rights have already been applied and you need to add a license to a different member server, you must remove the license rights from one of servers to reduce the count before the different member server can use the license.

To release licenses from servers

  1. From the CA ARCserve Backup Manager Console, open the Server Admin by clicking Server Admin in the Quick Start menu.

    The Server Admin opens.

  2. From the server directory tree, right-click the primary server and select Manage Licenses from the pop-up menu.

    The License Management dialog opens.

  3. From the License status section, select the component containing the license that you want to release.

    The machines using the license display in the Licensed machines field.

  4. Clear the check box next to the machine name with the license that you want to release and click Apply.

    The active license is released from the selected server. The license is now available to other servers running the CA ARCserve Backup product in your ARCserve domain.

    Note: After you click the Apply button, the selected machine no longer appears in the Licensed machines field.

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