NAS storage

tefield Member
edited April 2023 in The Water Cooler
I thik the decision not to allow network drives is unacceptable. I have a laptop with a solid state drive and a NAS unit in a raid configuration. THis means that the NAS unit is a FAR more stable storage platform than my laptop's SS drive. The NAS is inside my firewall and has a very fast 1GB connection. I am the only person who has access to the directory where the quicken data files are stored. I used this for years and never had an issue. I handled versioned backups automatically, so that I could never "forget" and lose data. I also feel much safer about leaving my quicken data home, rather than bringing it with me to customer sites, volunteer activities or other places I use my laptop.

I've read the post about data not being quick enough on an external drive and think it is somewhat demeaning to think that the quicken folks need to protect me from myself.

My question: What would it take to remove the filter that keeps network drives from showing up? A small extra fee?


  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    There should be nothing preventing you from storing backups generated by Quicken on a networked drive. You can set Quicken to save a backup every time you exit. Are you trying to keep your working QDF file on a network drive? I think the issue with that is not the reliability of the external drive but the reliability of the network connection, espeially if you try to access your data file from one of those remote locations.

    What version of Quicken are you running?

    QWin Premier subscription
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tefield: My question: What would it take to remove the filter that keeps network drives from showing up?

    Where are you seeing network drives filtered out? I can easily open a QDF file from my NAS.

    The reason we don't recommend it is that Quicken predates home networks and has always assumed it is talking directly to a local drive. So if any network error occurs when writing the data file (which Quicken does after every change), you have to hope your network infrastructure is robust enough to recover automatically.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Biz & Personal Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.

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