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licensing multiple instances - seanshankus - 07-04-2021 20:48

I've read up and see that you can run multiple instances of minim. how does the licensing work when you have multiple? is that a separate license per?

sean


RE: licensing multiple instances - Peter@57m - 07-04-2021 21:04

The standard license covers 3 devices, you can also buy a 5 device version.

See this page: https://minimworld.com/purchase-license.html


RE: licensing multiple instances - seanshankus - 07-04-2021 21:12

(07-04-2021 21:04)Peter@57m Wrote:  The standard license covers 3 devices, you can also buy a 5 device version.

See this page: https://minimworld.com/purchase-license.html

oh i thought that referred to the clients connecting to the server, not number of server instances.


RE: licensing multiple instances - simoncn - 07-04-2021 21:23

The limit is is the number of devices running MinimServer. If you run multiple instances on one device, this should count as one (the device).

There are some cases where MinimServer cannot detect this situation and each instance could be counted separately. What device(s) are you using to run MinimServer?


RE: licensing multiple instances - seanshankus - 07-04-2021 21:34

(07-04-2021 21:23)simoncn Wrote:  The limit is is the number of devices running MinimServer. If you run multiple instances on one device, this should count as one (the device).

There are some cases where MinimServer cannot detect this situation and each instance could be counted separately. What device(s) are you using to run MinimServer?

Nothing specific was more just curious as i'm learning more about libraries, tagging, organization and profiles. I saw that since you can really only have one running profile per server, it might be nice to have have a separate instances that have different profiles (for whatever reason) and if so would I need a separate license. It would all be on the same server, albeit probably in different containers/jails. Currently i'm running MinimServer in a jail on Truenas. More hypothetical/planning question more than anything.


RE: licensing multiple instances - simoncn - 07-04-2021 21:44

With containers or jails, it is very likely that each instance will use a separate license activation.