Why Back Up Cloud Accounting Data, When My Service Provider Already Does?

Mark Kennedy
2 min readApr 20, 2023

The best reason to back up your cloud data is to ensure you have a copy of your essential information in case of data loss or corruption. Although cloud accounting providers typically have measures to protect against failure, failures can happen unexpectedly and cause data loss if your data's hardware fails.

These aren’t cloud-friendly devices.

This can occur for various reasons, such as wear and tear, power surges, or malfunctions. Natural disasters like floods, fires, and earthquakes can also cause data loss if the data center that houses your cloud storage is affected.

Human error is another common cause of data loss, and it can occur in many forms. For example, accidental deletion, overwriting files, or mistakenly formatting a drive can all lead to data loss. Even something as simple as forgetting to save a document can result in the loss of unsaved work.

While these events may not happen frequently, they occur enough to warrant backing up your data to protect against potential loss.

Once it’s backed up, you can relax.

Having a backup of your cloud accounting data gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your information is safe and accessible. It also allows you to quickly restore your data if there is an issue with your cloud accounting.

Additionally, if you use multiple cloud storage services or work with a team, having backups can help you consolidate and organize your data across different platforms, making it easier to manage and access your information. Overall, backing up your cloud data is essential to ensure the security and availability of your digital assets and is required in many countries worldwide.




Mark Kennedy

President at WOWzer Technologies focused on automation and security for accountants and bookkeepers.