QB Issue Resolution:

Whether it be in single user or multi-user mode won’t affect the online back up of your admin computer, because online backup (Intuit Data Protect) does the backing up in the background (even if you do something in QuickBooks) at the scheduled time you specified. You can smoothly remote access your admin computer may it be on single user or multi user mode.

On the other hand, the set up you have is not a multi user set up. This is because multi user set up allows multiple users to collaborate on the same company file at the same time. All users must be networked and must each have their own QuickBooks license.

Based on the Intuit Software License Agreement, Single User License and Single User Add On Pack Purchasers, may install the Software on:

  • one computer for access and use by only one specific person; and
  • one additional computer (e.g., a laptop that you own and use in your business or a home computer  that you own and use in your business), so long as only the same specific person accesses and uses the Software.

For in-depth information about the license agreement, you can also refer to this article: http://payroll.intuit.com/support/kb/2000777.html

In your case, there is no need to locally save the company file in your second computer if it’s accessing the company file in the admin computer. You just have to make sure that no one is using QuickBooks on the admin computer, whenever your second computer tries to access the company file. This is because your license can only cater one seat.

Resolution for Issue 'If admin computer gets online back up and the 2nd computer gets a local back up, does it have to be in multi user mode or single user?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

If admin computer gets online back up and the 2nd computer gets a local back up, does it have to be in multi user mode or single user?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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