Automatic Backups default to C:\Users\username\moneydance\archive\backups (in windows), but you can choose a different folder. It will save backups automatically upon closing the app. You can select the number of automatic daily backups to save (default is 5).
I have automatic backups set to store on my computer, however I keep my manually exported files on my external drive. However you decide to store the backups, the last folder selected for a manual export will be chosen the next time you export.
I don't think the existing Automatic Backups fully addresses the issue. I don't routinely close MD, so even though I have Automatic Backups turned on, it doesn't back up unless I Export Backup [or close] !
How about Automatic Backups having a choice to back up every X days? And when closed, MD creates a separate "archive" back up? Kind of like it does now - the Export Backup files have different format file names than the close app backups.
Agreed the automatic backups don’t really address the request.
Every X days would work. I was thinking every 5th close, but your idea actually covers your example of never closing the app and meets the same concept which is a different file format from the automatics.
Even better would be to be able to specify the location for these specific time based backups separate from the automatic location. That gives a redundant backup in new location if desired, if not desired simply choose the default backup location.