Back up of data

I have a Dropbox account linked to 1Password and it says it syncs data when I press the button but I can't see or find the file in Dropbox to confirm it. I just want to make sure I have a backup of my info/passwords etc. Is Dropbox the best to use for data backup or should I use iCloud?? TIA.


  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @matlin28,

    Thanks for taking the time to write in.

    The best way to store and back up your 1Password data is with a 1Password subscription membership. You can read about the benefits of that here:

    What are the benefits of a 1Password membership?

    If you'd like to move to that we have instructions available here:

    Move your existing 1Password data to a 1Password account

    If you'd prefer to stick with a "standalone" vault (what you're currently using) then I'd advise that neither Dropbox nor iCloud are a backup for 1Password data. They are available as a sync provider, but do not provide backup. For example, if you delete an item from 1Password on your phone that will be deleted from Dropbox/iCloud as well. As such I'd recommend making a proper backup, if you're going to stick with that:

    1Password backups

    (see the bit under "You can also create and restore backups of local vaults")

    This would need to be done periodically.

    I hope that helps!


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