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27 Feb 2012
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Way to backup just Vita save game files?

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Is there a way to backup just the savegame file rather than all the content on the vita? I notice in content manager you can transfer psp gave save data, but I couldn't see a way to transfer the Vita game save data other than via the backup tab.

 

I lost my Wipeout save due to it corrupting on friday (posted the link to that issue below) and it meant I lost all the progress I'd made. But it's going to be a pain backing up my entire system consistantly rather than just a few small save game files.

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Help/Wipeout-Save-Data-Corrupted-C1-11843-7/m-p/152...

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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

You back up the game save buy backing up the game itself!
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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

So there's no way to do just the savefile. That is a shame.
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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

I posed a related question, and this is something Sony must address quickly in a future firmware update.

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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

Rivers-of-Sand calls this a shame. I call it absolutely damn unacceptable.

 

So if I just want to back my save up, I have to back up the ENTIRE batch of data for the game? The PS3 and PSP have a perfect save backup system, where the saves are separate from everything else -- the way save games have been programmed for years.

 

This system? This lack of being able to back up ONLY save files? Yeah, because of this, I'm not buying a Vita. I'm not even going to consider it until this problem is fixed. And yes, it IS a problem.

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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

It's not really a hardship is it? On older systems, you didnt even have the choice to back-up. I'm sure Sony will sort it eventually, but its easy enough to back up the whole system. It's not like you back the thing up by throwing wads of twenty pound notes into a fire, it's just an extra forty seconds of time to back up the whole system compared to going through and individually selecting the items you want to back-up (which I'm reasonably sure you'll moan about doing it that way too once it's implemented). Theres much better reasons not to buy the vita. Stop throwing your rattle out of the pram!

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It took me 34mins to back up the whole system last night actually. Compare that with how long it would just take to back up my save game files which must be in the kbs/mbs. I've already had one corruption of data and so I may be a bit paranoid but doing that every night/few nights will be a pain.

I'd actually consider ps+ if I could cloud backup my saves from the vita.
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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?


Rivers-of-Sand schreef:

I'd actually consider ps+ if I could cloud backup my saves from the vita.


Don't give Sony any ideas. Backing up saved games must be a feature in an upcoming firmware.

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Re: Way to backup just Vita save game files?

why is it taking you guys so long? just transfer the game over, don't need to back it up.

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My last backup was over 5GB!! Think I had a load of demos on though haha.

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