Quickbooks Backup Service
All of us know the importance of backing up your financial data like your QuickBooks company file. Every business should have a solid backup plan for its business files, but all too often the small business fails to do this. Intuit has implemented QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery, a feature that will automatically make a local backup copy of your company file for you. At this time this feature is only available in Pro and Premier, not in QuickBooks Enterprise or QuickBooks Premier Accountant’s Edition. If you have one of the supported versions of QuickBooks you may see an additional folder show up on your computer, with a few new files. This is the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery folder, and it will show up on its own.
QuickBooks Backup Support allows you to include part of your data to backup. You can also customize your backup scheme to fit your needs by selecting only the files and directories you wish to backup. If you want to change the files that you include or exclude, you can do that using the provided backup software. The QuickBooks Online Backup support service also make it simple to restore your files in case your computer crashes, is stolen, or other such adversity. QuickBooks Online Backup is a secure, remote backup service that manages your backup strategy for you from a remote site.
How to back up company file
Step 1: Choose File > Back Up Company > Create Local Backup.
Step 2: Select Local Backup.
Step 3: Click the Options button. The Backup Options window will open.
Step 4: Click Browse and select the location where you want to save your backup copy. If you have a file hosting service (such as DropBox), flash drive or other removable media, find the item from the list. You may need to open additional folders. When you have chosen, click OK.
Step 5: Select the additional options as needed. When complete click OK.
Step 6: Click Next.
Step 7: Select Save It Now, and click Finish. The backup will begin to process.
If you choose Save it now and schedule future backups or Only schedule future backup
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Q: How Does QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Work?
A: When you open a QuickBooks company file, the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery feature will perform some internal diagnostics on the file. If the file has been opened and passes the tests, the program assumes that this is a good file and a backup copy is made into the ADR folder. Once the initial copy is made, the ADR transaction log will contain all transactions added to the file from that point on.
Q: How do you restore the backup file?
A: The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Select the QuickBooks File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
Step 2: Select Restore a Backup Copy and click Next.
Step 3: Click the Look In drop-down arrow, select the location of the backup file, and then select the file name of the backup file (.qbb file extension).
Step 4: Click Open. The Restore Backup to Location window opens.
Step 5: Click Next. The Restore To window opens.
Step 6: Click the Save-in drop-down arrow and select the location to restore the file to.
Step 7: Enter a new file name in the Filename field, giving it a.qbw extension.
Step 8: Click Save and then carefully read any message that appears before you restore the file.
Q: What are the system requirements for QuickBooks Online Backup?
A: For QuickBooks Online Backup to work properly, your computer must meet these basic system requirements:
Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher
Any Internet Connection
At least 100 MB of hard drive space.