A few things happen before and after the expiration date.
All Gravwell licenses have an expiration date and once a license has expired Gravwell will not start. A license expires in four discrete steps:
- Warning about upcoming expiration
- Expiration grace period
- Ingest is disabled
- Search is disabled
Prior to expiring Gravwell will post a notification in the GUI warning that the license is about to expire, once the expiration date is reached there is a 14 day grace period where Gravwell is fully functional. The grace period allows you to continue using Gravwell, but if you restart the Gravwell indexer or webserver it will stop and wait for a valid license. Once the Grace period has expired Gravwell will disable ingest, in this state you can still query your data but Gravwell will not ingest any new data. After the query grace period expires Gravwell will disable search functionality.
Gravwell will never delete data due to license expiration, all stored data, resources, dashboards, and query history is preserved. If a new license is installed everything will be right where you left it.
Here is a handy table that explains the events leading up to and after license expiration.
|Event||Description||Time to License Expiration|
|Warning 1||A notification indicating that the license will expire in less than 30 days||T - 30 days|
|Warning 2||A notification indicating that the license will expire in less than 15 days||T - 15 days|
|Expiration||A notification indicating that the license is expired, 14 day grace period begins||T - 0|
|Ingest Disabled||Ingest is disabled and a notification indicating that the license is expired||T + 15 days|
|Query Disabled||Searching is disabled and a notification indicating that the license is expired||T + 30 days|
You can get more license details by reading our docs at: https://docs.gravwell.io/#!license/license.md