automatic local backup of vaults in 1password account

stevefustevefu
edited November 7 in Families

I have been using local 1password vaults (sync using dropbox) for many years. I am thinking about moving to 1password account with Families plan setup.

From my reading, after I move my vaults to 1password account, backup of my vaults will be handled automatically at 1password service side. That is great! But it does not give me a peace of mind for putting my backups into a single source. My thinking is: if I have local backups, I can create a local vault from backup in the event that 1password service is running into any temporary issues. Yes I am a bit paranoid - this is not for the lack of trust to 1password.

I know I can export vaults or make local copy of vaults manually. But I would want to do this daily or weekly for local backup purpose. Is that possible?

-Steve


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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @stevefu

    in the event that 1password service is running into any temporary issues

    I understand the concern. 1Password membership vaults are cached on your devices, so the 1Password service being offline would not affect your ability to access your data. If you're backing up using Time Machine or similar this cache would be automatically backed up by default. If you disconnect from the internet, you can restore that cache from any point in time and work from that. When you re-connect, the latest changes will sync down from the 1Password service.

    Ben

  • Hi Ben, thanks for the reply!

    I use Windows as my main desktop. If I set up backup of the cache folder regularly, I assume I can achieve the same thing to restore cache folder to any point in time. Is this "restore cache folder" operation officially supported? I don't want to run into any potential file corruptions.

    It is a bit of extra work to set it up. Please add this to your engineering team's feature ask backlog : local backup/restore for membership vault.

    Thanks!
    -Steve

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I use Windows as my main desktop. If I set up backup of the cache folder regularly, I assume I can achieve the same thing to restore cache folder to any point in time. Is this "restore cache folder" operation officially supported?

    No it is not. The cache wasn't intended to be used as a backup, but it can serve that purpose in the unlikely event it needs to be called upon to do so. Otherwise using the built-in backup mechanism would be the proper solution.

    It is a bit of extra work to set it up. Please add this to your engineering team's feature ask backlog : local backup/restore for membership vault.

    Already on the wish list. :) Thanks.

    Ben

  • Thanks, Ben. Where is the 1password cache folder on Windows machines?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @stevefu:

    Your 1Password data is stored in %LOCALAPPDATA%\1Password on Windows.

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