How to backup all 1Password vaults on Mac?

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I installed the latest 1Password from the Agile Bits website (7.0.4), since the data I put into 1Password is so sensitive I like to store a highly encrypted backup in to Google Drive just in case (guarded by 2FA). Somehow the backup feature in preferences is not available (see screenshot) and when I try to export all items it will only let me save a readable format (unencrypted). Why is there no option to highly encrypt the exported items? As to use as a backup. How will I be able to pull this off and have a peace of mind ;-)

1Password Version: 7.0.4
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)
Sync Type:


  • Henry
    1Password Alumni

    Hi @1passwordvanmark and welcome to the forums!

    You're not seeing an option to backup your vault because you're syncing via a 1Password account. You can read more right here—we back up your vaults and items behind the scenes daily to prevent data loss, so it'll always be there in your account when you need it. Additionally, there's our wonderful Item History feature in case you need to restore an older version of an item.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or feedback. :)

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