Once you install the trial version of CodeTwo Backup, you do not need to reinstall the program or use any other installer to activate the full version. Simply run the Licensing program on a machine equipped with the program and paste the License key received after finalizing your order.


After activating the program to the full version, the licenses will be assigned automatically to source mailboxes defined in the backup jobs of the trial version once they are started. That is why, before activating the program, make sure that all backup jobs are stopped. It will let you verify if the previously selected mailboxes are the ones you want to license. If, however, you are sure you want to license the previously selected mailboxes, do nothing.


Be aware that if you are renewing an existing subscription you need to go through the activation process again.

To open the Licensing program you can click Licensing in the Help section within the Dashboard view of the Administration Panel and choose Activate button (Fig. 1.). Enter the License key and hit Activate over the Internet (Fig. 2.). Alternatively, you can go to Start, All programs, CodeTwo, Backup, and run Backup Licensing.

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Fig. 1. The Licensing information window.
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Fig. 2. The license key entered in the Licensing program.

After activation, you may check the number all details (expiry date, total licenses number and mailboxes in use) in the Licensing information window (Fig. 3.). Alternatively, open the Licensing program to see necessary information (Fig. 4). You can also view the licenses' status in the log files in this location: C:\ProgramData\CodeTwo Backup\Logs\Engine (note that the location of log files depends on the path of the program's installation chosen while running the setup).

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Fig. 3. The Licensing information window.
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Fig. 4. License status showing the number of available licenses.

Now, CodeTwo Backup can be used without the 30 days trial version limitations. It means that you can create backups of all items included in mailboxes for 12 months from the activation date and restore them to an unlimited number of target mailboxes.

To activate any of the CodeTwo programs, you need to be connected to the Internet. However, if you encounter any Internet access issues, you may also activate your program via e-mail. Click Activate manually and follow three steps described in the Manual activation window that opens (Fig. 5.).

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Fig. 5. The Manual activation window.

See also

How to activate the product manually (via email or phone)

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