Thanks for utilizing the scheduled local backup feature of QBDT, @dougelec.
Yes. Running the scheduled local backups may take time depending on the company size. As long as you set up the feature correctly, it should be good to go. QuickBooks will automatically do it for you.
You can refer to this article for additional insights: How do I set up automatic backups, scheduled backups, and backup reminders?
In case QuickBooks isn't responding or making the backup file on the set time and date, you can try running the Verify and Rebuild Data tool. It helps self-identify the cause of the issue and apply the necessary countermeasures to resolve the error.
That should get you going today, @dougelec. Keep me posted on how it went or if you have follow-up questions. I'm always here to offer assistance.