Why you need to understand QuickBooks Backups!

If I asked you if you backup your QuickBooks file, you would probably say, “Yes”. But, the “back-ups” you are creating might not be the file needed in the event of a problem. Imagine a computer network with a system of backing up the data to external hard drives, that are regularly exchanged and taken offsite as well as back up of the data to a remote server.

The system described above might be creating a copy of the .QBW file. However, when you create a QuickBooks backup file (.QBB file) with a complete verification of the data, you can incorporate the help of the product to eliminate some errors that over time can lead to possible data corruption. You can utilize the system described in the first paragraph but, you want to make sure that it is an actual backup copy of QuickBooks that is being created.

Your QuickBooks file can be set up to automatically back up the file every time you close the program. If you are saving that file to at least 2 locations, you are helping insure that you will have a good file, in the event that you have a problem with the working file.

Click here to see what the backup file contains, doesn’t contain, and additional reasons why you need the QuickBooks backup file. Charlie Russell provides comprehensive insight into this critical issue. Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware.




Perlinger Consulting, Inc., is a firm that provides QuickBooks® Consulting and Training services to small to medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. It is owned and operated by Glenn Perlinger, a QuickBooks® Certified ProAdvisor. Glenn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Colorado Christian University.

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