2 Tape drives - extra licence required?

Hi,

I have Backup Exec 12 running on Windows Storage Server 2003.

Several remote agents, all backup to one exisiting tape drive.  I need to add a second drive to increase capacity.

Do I need additional licensing for this?

Thanks.
dankilleenAsked:
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Seth_zinCommented:
Symantec requires you to purchase another license for each drive.
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Seth_zinCommented:
Just so you have a little more info on this (and to show you that you need to buy a Library Expansion Option (LEO) license) this is located at the bottom of the page for symantec backup exec

http://shop.symantecstore.com/store/symnasmb/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsSmbPage/productID.107498800/ThemeID.106400/pgm.13584000

Note: Support for a single robotic library drive is available when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for additional robotic library drives, you must purchase Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.

Here is the link to the 12.5v of the LEO
http://shop.symantecstore.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=symnasmb&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=106400&Env=BASE&productID=107529800

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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
You can use any number of STANDALONE drives without any licenses.
BEWS comes with free support for unlimited standalone drives and 1 drive in a LIBRARY Environment .
If you add another library or another drive in a library you will need additional LEO
please not the license says it all LIBRARY EXPANSION OPTION
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
So if you have 10 standalone drive and 1 Library  with 2 drives you will need 1 LEO

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Seth_zinCommented:
Thanks for clearying that up creator, I made the assumption it was a library based on a few things in the post. I probably should of asked that instead of assuming :-\
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dankilleenAuthor Commented:
Thanks all - so to confirm, please see attached screen shot.  I could add another HP Stand alone Drive drive to match the existing one with no additional licence?
StandAloneDrive.JPG
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
YES, you can add as many standalone drives as you want
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