Can Datto Drive Sync my Quickbooks data?


QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.

Datto Drive was created to offer File Sync & Share options to small & medium sizes businesses. File Sync and Share applications allow businesses to host documents on external cloud storage platforms to offer external access to business documents. Datto Drive was not designed with the intention of being a "backup" of your data, nor should you try to sync an entire volume from your computer to Datto Drive.

Reasons for concern:

1. Quickbooks files are constantly changing, and since Datto Drive does not have the ability to take a snapshot of the file before it is sent, changes and data integrity can be lost. This is something our Datto Siris and Alto product lines offer in terms of a VSS validated backup. It locks the entire database, takes a snapshot, and backs up the snapshot to our BDR Appliances.

2. Quickbooks files may be accessed by multiple employees at once, causing a increased chance of creating conflict files. This files cause problems for employees that need constant access to Quickbooks files for business operations.

2. Quickbook files may not be picked up at opportunities to sync if employee's have them open.


If you want to try and use it anyway, we recommend to only sync the Quickbooks files when the Quickbooks is entirely closed and no user is accessing the application at all.

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