Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V
Veeam offers a free version of its award-winning Veeam Backup & Replication™ software. The
free version, Veeam Backup™ Free Edition, provides a subset of the functionality in the full (paid)
editions of Veeam Backup & Replication.
The free and full editions use the same download and install, with functionality controlled by the
presence of absence of a license key.
The software operates in free mode when no license key is present, or when an expired
license key is present. There is no limit on the number of hosts, sockets or virtual
The full editions require a valid (unexpired) license key, and are limited to the number of
host CPU sockets specified in the license key for each hypervisor (VMware or Hyper-V)