StarWind Virtual Tape License Error



  • I get an error when trying to set up Virtual Tape saying the device type is not licensed using a free license.

    I was under the impression the free license allows this.

    This is what I'm trying to do:
    https://mangolassi.it/topic/13232/scdpm-2016-using-mbs/10

    I waited a while for live chat, got disconnected for idling too long.

    I'm just doing testing, in a testing environment, using Windows Server 2016 Evals, and probably will be for a little while as I am always juggling multiple large projects. So nothing is production except that some of the test data is from production data... as I would prefer to test with large amounts of data and it's so inconvenient to generate so much fake data.

    So I'm not really sure what to ask for here.


  • Service Provider



  • I'd really like to get this going today. I'll try the live chat again soon.



  • Okay, so it looks like it was a misunderstanding on my part.

    I didn't realize the Virtual Tape Library was a completely different product sold separately, even though it's built-in StarWind vSAN.

    Last time I read, I didn't notice the last part:

    Free version comes with an unrestricted set of features: multi-tiered server side caching is available out of the box, scale-up and scale-out are both allowed, Log Structured File System with deduplication and asynchronous replication are also available in any deployment scenario, VTL is not included (see Comparison Matrix for details).



  • So, can I get and load a new trial license so I don't have to download and reinstall?



  • @Tim_G

    @Tim_G said in StarWind Virtual Tape License Error:

    I'd really like to get this going today. I'll try the live chat again soon.

    Hi Tim!
    Sorry for a late reply. Actually the free version includes everything but the Virtual Tape plugin.
    The easiest way to try VTL is to opt in for the trial version. You'll get a trial key you can apply to your free installation without reinstalling.


  • Vendor

    OK, there are good news and bad news.

    Bad news: VTL is NOT included in the free version.

    Good news: we'll add some LIMITED availability of it soon, just didn't;t decide on a restriction set.

    Excellent news: I can give away to Tim_G an unlimited VTL license free of charge "just because" :) So he's welcomed to drop me a line to

    anton AT starwind DOT com

    ...and I'll engage him with the responsible persons here to move on.

    P.S. Just a link to VTL thing:

    StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/virtual-tape-library-feature



  • @KOOLER said in StarWind Virtual Tape License Error:

    OK, there are good news and bad news.

    Bad news: VTL is NOT included in the free version.

    Good news: we'll add some LIMITED availability of it soon, just didn't;t decide on a restriction set.

    Excellent news: I can give away to Tim_G an unlimited VTL license free of charge "just because" :) So he's welcomed to drop me a line to

    anton AT starwind DOT com

    ...and I'll engage him with the responsible persons here to move on.

    P.S. Just a link to VTL thing:

    StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/virtual-tape-library-feature

    Sounds great, email sent!

    This should get my project testing going once the license is ready.


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