Q: Is QuickBooks Online backed up?
QuickBooks Online maintains disaster recovery backups of their entire platform – and every account on it. These backups are updated regularly. The purpose of a disaster recovery backup is to recover the entire QuickBooks Online platform in case anything happens to their main data centers – such as a natural disaster causing a flood or a malicious attack by hackers. These types of disasters are extremely rare but platforms like QuickBooks Online make sure they are prepared for them.
As a user, it’s important that you understand that QuickBooks Online disaster recovery backup cannot be used to restore data in your individual account. Remember – that backup contains the data of all 490,000 users on the QuickBooks Online platform. It’s not setup in a way that allows QuickBooks Online employees to pick and choose data to restore.
That means that you risk losing important data from your QuickBooks Online accounts if:
- Accidentally deleted a customer, transaction, deposit or invoice
- Encountered an attack on your data from a random hacker or malicious employee
- A 3rd party software or a CSV import created large unwanted mistakes or deleted data from your individual files/accounts.
What you need to backup and restore data from your individual QuickBooks Online account is an account-level backup. That’s where Rewind comes in.
Rewind can backup your QuickBooks Online account for you, giving you the ability to undo mistakes and recover deleted data. It’s like an insurance policy for your account.
Great, well how do I back up my QuickBooks Online account(s)?
Peace of mind about having your data secure is a wonderful thing. And we’ve got good news – it’s really easy to ensure that your business-critical data is safe.
Visit rewind.io/backup/quickbooks-online/ and install Rewind into your account. Your first backup will be complete in a few minutes or up to a couple of hours. Rewind automatically updates your backup every night at midnight local time, so your team never has to worry about maintaining updated backups.
If you want to know what other QuickBooks Online users think about Rewind, check out two of our 140+ reviews in the Intuit App Store.
Related resource: Online Data Security for Accounting Professionals