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11 May 2012
By: BrigadierA Member 621 Posts
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PS3 Backup - should I be worried?

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I've bought a 1tb replacement hdd for my original ps3 which is already upgraded from a 60gb to 320gb drive. I formatted one of my 1tb external hdd to fat32 using the fat32format utility, sync'd my trophies and then started the backup utility on the ps3. The utility started to work and after 5 minutes errored and stopped. :smileysad: I thought I'd try again and it has been running for 30 mins so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed now - 3% done and 9 hours to go. Anybody had any recent experience (good or bad) in backing up and restoring a large amount of data (my 320gb drive only had 1gb free)?
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Re: PS3 Backup - should I be worried?

Whats not posted in most back up threads is that you should do a HDD file structer repair from the PS3s recovery menu  (google) first. This will show up any lost, incomplete deletion of files and currupted files.

 

This allows you to Delete them again. These files can crash a back up attemp if not corrected.

As normal the bigger the drive the longer the backup.

 

The PS3 is not just backing up. its also encrypting the back up file so PCs can't do any thing with it. 

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Woke up this morning to find that the backup has finished - 262gb backed up. I'm going to proceed and hope the restore goes okay now. Fingers crossed the initial error was just a hiccup.
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Damn, it reached 58% on the restore and has been sat at that amount for over an hour now. :smileysad: Not sure what to do now...
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I transferred 250gb to a 320gb hard drive a few days ago using the PS3 transfer utility. It said it will take 4 hours. But it took about 18 hours. So am guessing yours will take longer.


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It seems to have got stuck at 58% again, but I'm going to leave it over night as it hasn't errored yet to see if it gets any further. The ps3 disk light is on pretty much constantly, but the external hdd is only flashing now and again.
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Hmm, well it's apparently still going, it's now on 68%. However the first 58% took 6 hours to complete, but the last 10% took 9.5 hours. If it carries on at that rate it will take another 30 odd hours!!!
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Went out this afternoon and it only reached 71%. Was about to give up and it's done a sudden spurt and is now on 86%, but has gone into slow mode again. I wonder what is slowing it down? I'm guessing it's the large amount of small files rather than the games installs. Could it be the hundreds of saves that I left on there? Or is it the themes which I kept hitting the maximum amount on?
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Restore completed!!! Just in time for the end of the weekend!! At least I made the most of the lovely weather this weekend and I now have enough room for more PS+ goodies :smileyhappy:
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Nearly pooped myself when my Skyrim trophies came up as 1% instead of 97%, but tried another sychronisation and they came back. Sony should definitely make this process smoother for any future ps!
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