I left my office yesterday a little before 5pm to travel to an on-site at a Client. When I got there I made a back-up of their data, but at the same time I noticed that the Intuit Data Protect had not run as scheduled. I didn't think much about it, that kind of thing happens from time to time.
I also had an early 6:30am on-site with a different Client this morning. But as I was making a copy of their data, I noticed the same thing, their Intuit Data Protect had not run overnight as was scheduled. When I got to checking there was a problem reaching the Intuit Server.
Well as it turns out, Intuit is indeed having server issues again, and Intuit Data Protect backup services are presently being impacted by this problem. Intuit says that their "engineering team is engaged and working to identify and resolve the problem."
It seems to me that the frequently posted notices like this have the underlying meaning, "We know it, so there is no reason for you to call in about it..." Of course, you don't know there is a posted notice unless you hear it from me, or you go looking to identify the issue yourself.
Anyway, Intuit indicates that once the issues has been resolved, "your Intuit Data Protect backup will resume automatically."
In the mean time, if you rely exclusively on Intuit Data Protect for your backup protection (you are out of luck), and if you needed to restore from Intuit Data Protect (it ain't gonna happen).