QuickBooks 2016 Online Backup
If you want to find out more about backing up the QuickBooks company data file online — which means using Intuit’s computer network rather than your computer or some removable disk to store the backup — you can select the Online Backup radio button in the Save Copy or Backup dialog box.
Consider using the online backup method, for two reasons:
Reasonable cost: Online backup is extremely reasonable, with prices that run (at this writing) from free (if you signed up for the annual support or Enterprise support plan) to $25 a month. You can find yourself paying the higher figure if you back up all your computer’s files, which actually seems to be the best value!
Less effort: Online backup can make the task of backing up less difficult and more regular as long as you have a reliable Internet connection. You don’t need to remember to back up and then remember to take the backup disk home.
You can store back-up files in a folder that syncs with a cloud-based back-up, like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft’s OneDrive. Each of these offers a free set-and-forget cloud-based back-up if you use the free storage space offered by any of them. It’s definitely an option for users on a budget or with limited resources.