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PS3 backup utility –
ohh my god built in PS3 backup utility is so mega mentally retarded that it makes me want to ... rage
So here I am
Ok so I always wondered where the heck did 30-50 GB of disk space went on my 320GB PS3. So finally I've stopped being lazy and decided to do format. I've gone to backup menu clicked backup and after some 3-4 minutes thinking it announced that backup will take 16 hours ... WTF?! So naturally I cancel out of that go to Multiman manually delete my directories off HDD. This is better same process now 40 minutes ok fine. Do it. It has completed its thing restarted I manually formated the disk and go to restore. Ok now I am missing 30 GB of hard disk space taken up by some mysterious shit I have no clue what. So I try to manually 1 by 1 backup just my save games it goes fine fine till Dark Souls. Dark Souls save game sends me warm regards and **** you. Cant back it up - copy protection. Copy protection from its own user / creator / owner ....ouuukkkk. So thats not going to work. Ok I decide to go online to research this thinking I am just not smart enough to figure this out on my own. The only thing I find are angry posts all over the net filled with bitching. Apparently there is no way to backup just the save games... I remind you that this is year 2011. WTF was/is Sony thinking. I've just recently backed up my 2 XBOX360s it was a lil bit of a chore since it also at first wanted to backup like 20 GB of data. After I've sorted by size and manually deleted downloaded stuff and game updates it was left with 300MB that easily transfered. It also transfered all of my 4-5 profiles and with all of their Achievements with a single press of a button unlike this horrible PS3 shit which just killed all of my trophies. Not that I care since they are just poorly implemented anyways.
Anyone have any advice on how to backup or Restore just game saves so I can format my HDD and free up 20 GB of whatever the **** which I dont want on it. Or can anyone advise whatever or not "game" directory is safe to delete since most of the stuff seems to be located there.
There's a tutorial on PSX-Scene on how to do this, but I just did a quick google search and found it here: How to transfer large files from PC to PS3 at LAN Speeds (100mbs) | PS3Hax Network
Ethernet cable connected to a PC/laptop and ftp transfer it to your harddrive (just remember the file location that it was at on the PS3 harddrive so you can transfer the data back EXACTLY where it was).
It's quicker than doing it thru the wi-fi method.
I'm neither black nor white....so don't be disappointed when you can't find me in a box of Crayola's!
thanks for reply but I am all set on how to move data to and from what I am trying to do is do a complete system whipe and restore JUST my save games. Everything else I want gone, deleted and forgotten
by the way for anyone else looking into this I can confirm that "game" directory is safe to delete prior to backup and that cuts down backup to almost only save games + some system data but if anyone knows if its just possible to copy only certain folders without using retarded Backup Manager that would be cool