One GREAT advantage about Veeam Community Edition


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This morning I was thinking about various backup solution, and one thing cross my mind.

One of great advantage about Veeam over other vendors

(BEYOND THE FACT THAT THE BACKUP WORKS. ALWAYS. GOOD. EVERYWHERE.)

(If you have used other solutions in the past you know what that means.)

is that Veeam release a free Community Edition, an almost full feature version to be tested heavily in our lab so we can fully understand the product, and try on our skin basics about backup and recovery.

It is taken for granted, but it is a significant added value to me.

So, thank you Veeam.

Have you ever thought about it?


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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

@wolff.mateus

That is a nogo. 😬😉

You are forbiden by the license agreements to use the community Edition to provide Services for Third partys. If this are your customers, then they need a paid license.
Not only the installation and configuration is not allowed, you can‘t even help them with a technical issue on the community edition if they have it installed by themselves.

A paid license (or rental, if they don‘t manage it by themselves) is required.

 

Veeam Community Edition is a really great offer for using it in homelabs or as a small company with a completely internal IT Department. But not for „projects for customers“.

 

From the License Agreement:
https://www.veeam.com/eula.html

5.0 Free Licenses and Community Licenses. You may not use the Free and Community Licenses to provide services to third parties (including support services for existing installations) or to process third party data.  

Totally right! I work for so many years inside IT department and I ever put Veeam Community to work with me in those situations.

But if you want money with Veeam Community that is not the right deal to do.

 

Nice point of view @Mildur!

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

And keep in mind, there are free editions for nearly all Veeam products. So, you don’t have to fight for a test license for each test environment and can do your tests at once. On the other side Veeam gives NFR licenses to partners very generously.

I am just curious here! Can small customers use the free Community Edition? 

Yes, if they do everything themselves.

Each company can use the community edition if they want. But not for offering services to others. Only for themselves. :)

Thank you for the clarification!

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

And keep in mind, there are free editions for nearly all Veeam products. So, you don’t have to fight for a test license for each test environment and can do your tests at once. On the other side Veeam gives NFR licenses to partners very generously.

I am just curious here! Can small customers use the free Community Edition? 

Yes, if they do everything themselves.

Each company can use the community edition if they want. But not for offering services to others. Only for themselves. :)

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

And keep in mind, there are free editions for nearly all Veeam products. So, you don’t have to fight for a test license for each test environment and can do your tests at once. On the other side Veeam gives NFR licenses to partners very generously.

I am just curious here! Can small customers use the free Community Edition? 

Userlevel 7
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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

@wolff.mateus

That is a nogo. 😬😉

You are forbiden by the license agreements to use the community Edition to provide Services for Third partys. If this are your customers, then they need a paid license.
Not only the installation and configuration is not allowed, you can‘t even help them with a technical issue on the community edition if they have it installed by themselves.

A paid license (or rental, if they don‘t manage it by themselves) is required.

 

Veeam Community Edition is a really great offer for using it in homelabs or as a small company with a completely internal IT Department. But not for „projects for customers“.

 

From the License Agreement:
https://www.veeam.com/eula.html

5.0 Free Licenses and Community Licenses. You may not use the Free and Community Licenses to provide services to third parties (including support services for existing installations) or to process third party data.  

That seems to be reason why I never installed Community Edition at a customer site :thinking:

:joy:

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Then the very good thing is, that even the community edition has best effort support by Veeam.

I haven’t seen this with any other product...

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

 

@JMeixner 
The customers need a paid license if you are involved. Everything else is againts Veeam EULA :)

Yes, you ate right, my post was not clear enough.

Customers where the communuty edition edition suits their needs are so small that they don't need service. Mostly their question is what to use.

And I think the advise to use the community edition does not violate the EULA. 😎

Advising yes, but if they have a question, why something is not working, you are not allowed to help them for this infrastructure. You cannot have a look at the log. They are completely on their own. :)

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

 

@JMeixner 
The customers need a paid license if you are involved. Everything else is againts Veeam EULA :)

Yes, you ate right, my post was not clear enough.

Customers where the communuty edition edition suits their needs are so small that they don't need service. Mostly their question is what to use.

And I think the advise to use the community edition does not violate the EULA. 😎

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

 

@JMeixner 
The customers need a paid license if you are involved. Everything else is againts Veeam EULA :)

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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

@wolff.mateus 

That is a nogo. 😬😉

You are forbiden by the license agreements to use the community Edition to provide Services for Third partys. If this are your customers, then they need a paid license.
Not only the installation and configuration is not allowed, you can‘t even help them with a technical issue on the community edition if they have it installed by themselves.

A paid license (or rental, if they don‘t manage it by themselves) is required.

 

Veeam Community Edition is a really great offer for using it in homelabs or as a small company with a completely internal IT Department. But not for „projects for customers“.

 

From the License Agreement:
https://www.veeam.com/eula.html

5.0 Free Licenses and Community Licenses. You may not use the Free and Community Licenses to provide services to third parties (including support services for existing installations) or to process third party data.  

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Definitely a nice move from Veeam to provide such a community edition! :thumbsup_tone3:

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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

Absolutely, no headache.

Userlevel 7
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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

This id definitely an advantage that you don’t have to reconfigure if you upgrade  the license level.

Downgrading is another topic :sunglasses:

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I did at least 4 or 5 projects in SOHO companies with Veeam Community Edition.

Think that company that don’t have anything about data protection. Veeam Community it always be the best option. 

When Veeam Community doesn’t support the business anymore you just need to upgrade it without big reconfigurations or rework

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It is one of the main vendors that has all functions work with the CE edition. Some others block other features and make you upgrade. Veeam is great with this.

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Fully agree with you @JMeixner 

When, years ago, I found Veeam’s products it was like a motherly embrace.

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The community edition is super.
I am using it at home, but it is usable for some small customers, too.

And keep in mind, there are free editions for nearly all Veeam products. So, you don’t have to fight for a test license for each test environment and can do your tests at once. On the other side Veeam gives NFR licenses to partners very generously.

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