As I mentioned earlier, QuickBooks is one of the most comprehensive and feature-rich accounting/inventory management software on the planet today.
If you use QuickBooks to keep track of your company’s stocks and customer’s transaction, a lot is at stake. If your hard drive fails, gets corrupted or infected by a virus, you could find your back against the wall. Even with a simple technical glitch, months of critical information could be wiped out in a flash. It doesn’t happen every day, but it’s that once-in-a-blue-moon accident that you need to safeguard against.
Thankfully, backing up QuickBooks is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and a local backup to a removable flashdrive is as good as any.
To backup Quickbooks, simply log in as you usually do to enter transactions. Then click File >> Backup Company >> Create Local Backup. Click on Options to choose where you want the backup to go. Then click on “Next” and follow the simple instructions to complete your backup. It takes less than five minutes.
Be sure to backup everyday, or every other day. If something goes wrong, restoring all your data is as easy as 1, 2 3.
Related: Restoring Backup to New QuickBooks Installation.