Online backup for quicken - can you give me some details?

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-20
Are you familiar with quicken's online backup?  Can you answer some questions?  I signed up a friend with the $10 / 100MB plan.  Their quicken data is 15MB.

I installed the online backup software but nothing seems to be checked.  We backed up the quicken data through quicken (after x times, it prompts you to do the backup).

1) each backup is a full, right?  So after 100/15 = 6 backups, the online service would be full.  does it auto roll off the oldest versions? Does it prompt you to delete the older ones? Does it prompt you to buy more space?

2) do you need to use the online backup software if all you are doing is use quicken and backing up just the quicken data?


    Author Comment

    3) is there a web interface / some other way to get files back other than install the online backup software on another machine?
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    Accepted Solution

    Try using a free 5gb account of Sugarsync

    It automatically uploads the data and even you can mount the cloud drive to your computer as a local drive
    checkout the comparison here

    Author Comment

    good point - didn't think of this or I am more familiar with drop box.  So you'd have the quicken file on the sugarsync drive, rather than on the c drive and a script to run each night top copy from C to sugar (yeah, i know - at least with dropbox - the sugar files are on the PC also...).  

    Just my thinking that as you work in quicken / make changes / it keeps syncing while you are in the app and things slow down / lots of traffic?  or does quicken not save till you exit?  Have to check.

    you familiar with dropbox?  like sugar better?  And if you delete the file from your sugar folder, by accident... is it gone for good? or is there a 'trashcan' you can pull deleted files out of within x days?
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    i prefer sugarsync more because of the features mentioned in my comparison chart
    No need to save the quicken files directly to sugarsync
    it would automatically sync the files as soon as they are changed
    sugarsync maintains version of files
    so even the overwritten ones are renamed and available

    signup for a free account
    test it for few days
    check all the features
    if satisfied :) go for it :)

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