Using Dropbox for Backup
You probably already know that AccountEdge uses Dropbox for syncing with AccountEdge Mobile, Rerun and Time Tracker. But you can also use Dropbox to store zipped, backup archives of your company file. Because a backup file isn’t something that you would need to access on a regular basis, “storing” it on Dropbox for easy access makes sense.
You can also use Drobbox to keep folder(s) synced with other devices and computers. So if you save a file or a backup there, it will then be synced to your home computer or be available to a mobile device. In this case we describe Dropbox as working like a “suitcase.”
For several reasons we do not recommend permanently storing your regular company file on Dropbox. The first is syncing: when you save your data, it may or may not be synced with the Dropbox file, depending on whether or not you are connected to the network. If you have access to the Dropbox file from a different machine that is connected to the network, changes made from that machine will be synced before your original updates. And, when the first machine is connected to the network, Dropbox will detect the files are out of sync, but neither Dropbox nor the Tech Support team at AccountEdge will be able to offer help to resolve the out of sync status. So a “missing data” situation could occur. Also if you are working with multiple users, some of whom are offsite, hosting your shared file via Dropbox is not a good idea.