How to Backup QuickBooks Online? Backup of the QuickBooks Online Software.

How to Backup QuickBooks Online?

QuickBooks is a widely used and popular accounting software that is designed to handle all the computing and bookkeeping programs accurately. This software is mainly used by small business owners and accounting professionals. The QuickBooks software comes with a bunch of features that includes invoice management, maintenance of records, remote access, managing payrolls, 24/ 7 customer care, and much more.

The user needs to take up a subscription first in exchange for a fee in order to start using the QuickBooks software. The subscription comes in various types like QuickBooks Online (Web Browsers), QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Plus, QuickBooks POS, QuickBooks Payroll, QuickBooks Enterprise, etc. QuickBooks initially supported in the US region, But it is now available in almost every country. In this article, we describing how to get the Backup of QuickBooks.

The Windows operating system of QuickBooks is supported in all the countries but only the Mac operating system of QuickBooks is supported in the US. QuickBooks is a software that is very convenient to handle, a user just needs basic knowledge of accountancy and understanding of accounting software. The main headquarters of QuickBooks is based in Mountain View, California, USA.

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QuickBooks Online is a type of QuickBooks that is designed for users who want to operate their financial accounts via a web browser. It supports Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers. For users who want to keep an application for QuickBooks, they can use QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Plus, and other types. QuickBooks Online is remotely accessible that is the reason some users prefer to take QuickBooks Online subscription plan. 

Backing Up QuickBooks Online

Though QuickBooks Online will automatically update the software it doesn’t back up or restores your data and company files. For restoring your data, you need to create a backup in your QuickBooks account. 

Below are the methods that will help you to Create a backup for your files and data:

Method 1: You can Turn-on the option of Automatic Backup of the QuickBooks:

  • Visit the QuickBooks website.
  • Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Click the ‘Run as an Administrator’ option.
  • Locate to the ‘Settings’.
  • Choose ‘Backup Company’.
  • Select the ‘Add a Company’ option.
  • Choose the company you want to connect with.
  • Follow the instruction that is displaying on your screen.
  • Connect to the application.
  • After the company gets connected, Choose the ‘Enable Backup’ option.

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Method 2: One-time Manual Update:

  • Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Proceed to the Settings and choose ‘Backup company’.
  • Move to the menu, and choose ‘Backup’.
  • Choose the ‘New Manual Backup’ option.
  • Click the company you want to back up manually.
  • Choose the ‘Incremental, Full, or Complete Note’ option from the dropdown list of Backup type. 
  • Lastly, click the ‘Request Backup’ option.

Method 3: Backups to Google or DropBox

  • Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Move to ‘Settings’ and choose the ‘Backup Company’ option.
  • From the menu, go to the ‘Local Backup’.
  • Choose the ‘Link a Service’ option.
  • Click ‘Link Google Drive’ or ‘Link DropBox’.
  • Create a backup.

Saving a Backup in QuickBooks.

 Saving a Backup

  • From the menu bar, choose ‘Local Backup’.
  • Choose the ‘New Local Backup Schedule’ option.
  • Choose the company you want to backup from the ‘Company Field’ menu.
  • Go to the ‘Frequency Field’ dropdown list, here choose ‘Once’ for one-time backup. There will be the options of Monthly, Weekly, and Daily backup, you can choose the most suitable option according to your preference.
  • From the ‘Service’ section, choose the ‘DropBox’ or ‘Google’ options.
  • Click on the ‘Create Local Backup Schedule’ option.

Method 4: Restore Accounting data:

  • Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Proceed to Settings and choose ‘Backup Company’.
  • Choose the ‘Restore’ option from the menu bar.
  • Choose the ‘New Restore’ tab.
  • Click on the company you want to restore accounting data from the drop-down list of companies.
  • From the ‘Restore To’ dropdown list, choose the date and time of the restoration.
  • Choose the ‘Create Restore’ option.
  • Click ‘Restore’ to confirm the details of the accounting data restore.


Hopefully, the above-given information is useful for you to get rid of this problem. But if you are still facing any issues with your software and need professional assistance, regarding accounting, bookkeeping & accounting software-related issues then feel free to get in touch with Certified Experts at +1-860-325-4922. The USA-based ProAdvisors will provide all sorts of assistance related to the software 24/7.

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