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Automatic Scheduled Backups

I've set-up automatic nightly backups.  Is there a requirement that the *.qbw file NOT BE IN USE in order for this function to work?   Or will the backup run even if someone left the program open?

Thank you, 



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Re: Automatic Scheduled Backups

Welcome back to the Community, Bkkprgal.


To answer your question, the company file must be closed during a scheduled backup for this function to work. If this is the first time, depending on the number of files and their size, the backup may take a while. After that, it will only take a few minutes.


For additional information, please refer to this article: Set up Intuit Data Protect to back up files.


If you encounter any issues with the scheduled backup, check out these articles for the detailed steps on how to fix them:



Please let me know if you have any other concerns, and I'll get back to you right away. I'm always here to help. Have a great day!

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