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Intuit Data Protect

We use desktop pro 2019 single user. Backed up on our onsite server. Looking at IDP for offsite backup in case of an emergency (lengthy loss of power, major disaster). Can our version of QB be installed on an offsite computer so we can access our data through IDP if we cannot access our onsite computers? I understand that IP has to be activated and that there is a cost. I also understand that the data files should be on our bookkeeping computer not the server.

Thank you.

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Re: Intuit Data Protect

Hello there, wayjoper. 

 

Yes, you can install QuickBooks offsite. As long as you have the IDP Admin account, you can access your data as well. 

 

Additionally, added information made on the offsite computer will not sync on the onsite computer. You'll need to manually enter the transactions created offsite to the onsite company file.

 

I have a few references here for more details on how Intuit Data Protect works: 

I'll be around if you need anything else. 

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Re: Intuit Data Protect


@wayjoper wrote:

We use desktop pro 2019 single user. Backed up on our onsite server. Looking at IDP for offsite backup in case of an emergency (lengthy loss of power, major disaster). Can our version of QB be installed on an offsite computer so we can access our data through IDP if we cannot access our onsite computers? I understand that IP has to be activated and that there is a cost. I also understand that the data files should be on our bookkeeping computer not the server.

Thank you.


No, you can not install your version of QB in the IDP folder you back up to, that is all it is a back up location you pay for.

 

What I do is a little different, I use google drive. After I make a local back up I run a script that copies the back up to the google drive folder (you could just have QB make the back up in the google drive folder), that syncs the back up to the cloud.  I have another google drive folder that I move the QB install .exe to, as well as an encrypted file with the registration numbers.

 

In a catastrophe, if I have a computer I can then download and install QB, and download the back up file.

 

best aspect of this is that it is free, I like free