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Trouble Renewing Licence For Bdscan

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#1 Jeff Chong

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:46 PM

We've been using bdscan on our servers for the last year or so, but its time to renew the licence

We've bought new licences, received the new licence key....but when I try to update the key value in bdscan.conf, it doesn't seem to renew the product. When I type in bdscan --info it still says licence is expired

Any thing I'm doing wrong?

#2 Andionescu


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

Hi Jeff,

Welcome to our forum.

After changing an expired license key or after the renewal of an expired license key for BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices, the following error may occur: “Your license has expired”. This error can appear both in CLI or GUI, even if the license is valid and properly added into the configuration file named /opt/BitDefender-scanner/etc/bdscan.conf .

In order to remediate this problem, the next two steps must performed:

• Login as root into the console and remove the next file:
# rm -f /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/bddt.dat

• Update the product in order to recreate the file with the correct values:
# /opt/BitDefender-scanner/bdscan --update



#3 Jeff Chong

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:41 PM

Thanks, that works perfectly!

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