Backup procedure suggestions (edit)

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Does anyone have any better suggestion for backup procedure.

I currently do a complete backup to my onedrive folder on my primary drive being sure that it adds the date. This is very quick backup.

Next I do another complete backup on a usb thumb drive doing exactly the same thing. Now this is redundant I know but Just want to be safe. This backup takes much longer.

Any comments?

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7
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    are you talking just Quicken folder - or your entire Docs folder - or your entire drive ?

    for my Win10 system - I am NOT using any kind of realtime backup like OneDrive or DropBox, etc -

    Every so often (after making changes to Quicken) I copy my entire Quicken folder + backups - to a flash drive - and a 2nd drive -
    Every month I copy my entire DOCS folder to an external USB drive - and alternate between two drives - 2TB each -
    Every so often I take a full disk image 250GB copy off to the USB drives -

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • John Gittings
    John Gittings Member ✭✭
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    thanks for response. I was just talking about quicken data file backup. I commented that i use both one drive on c drive and usb drve and add date to both. I have discovered if i get lazy and doo the one drive backup for some reason or another it seems to pu when i restart quicken an olderversion maybe one day back. I have to adjust and update a few transactions back. If my comments make sense i would just like to backup to one drive rather than two.

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    so .. a different discussion-

    about OneDrive and somehow it’s affecting your Quicken QDF data file ?

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • John Gittings
    John Gittings Member ✭✭
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    an enhancement to the original question. When I backup my quicken data file and do that almost everyday or when I do an update..

    It goes like this: I backup to the C:/onedrive which in turn updates to onedrive(this is very fast); next, I backup same file to usb that contains a 32 GB drive (much slower).

    I just wonder if there might be a more effective way to do this.

    I have found that if I close Quicken after upon completing the backups. It sometimes when I start Quicken again it will pull a file that is not fully complete from my last upload.