09-03-2011 12:24 PM - edited 10-03-2011 11:55 AM
3.60 Update Feature - Online Storage Area for Saves
This update introduces an Online Storage area for PlayStation Plus users to back up their saved data. This will allow them to access their data from another PlayStation 3 system.
Details regarding Online Storage:
How to use Online Storage:
To backup Save Game Data to Online Storage
To restore Save Game Data from Online Storage:
The latest update is also available for download from the PlayStation website System Software 3.60
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on 09-06-2012 10:30 PM
Hi, I'm using firmware 4.11 and I cannot access my online storage to restore files to my PS3.
My situation is that I went PS+ last weekend so I could more easily back-up my game saves (especially those copy-protected ones - hate 'em!) prior to formatting my PS3.
After I formatted my PS3 and redownloaded the games I planned to play and retrieved the bulk of my game save data from a USB drive, I went to the Online Storage to retrieve the copy-protected files and it is showing nothing to me except for the "To save your data in online storage..." message. The Online Storage clearly shows in the preceeding menu that I have 17MB of 150MB remaining.
I don't understand why I cannot access the data that I had only days ago uploaded after going PS+ and it doesn't make much sense.
on 11-06-2012 04:13 AM
on 22-12-2012 04:45 PM
on 29-12-2012 06:47 AM
Holy crap! that's the same problem I had, so I did what you said and it worked!!! Thank you for figuring it out! Really thanks.
on 12-02-2013 08:19 PM
Can i change back to storing on my PS3 like standard ?
My internet isn't always up, that's why I'd like to change back.
PS How much can a game save take up from PS3's storage space ?
09-03-2013 03:32 PM - edited 09-03-2013 03:35 PM
This Online storage is balls imho. Yes if you want to back up your saved data so it is safe it is great but...
It tells you that you can "continue your experience with a friend on their ps3 etc etc" Yes but in fact no not really.
I played the new Tomb Raider at home and on Single Player only. Went to my Bro's house and we fired up the multiplayer for a session. I uploaded the Saved/Profile data to the online storage system and went home.
I then fired up my PS3 and attempted to download that data to continue my game. NOT HAPPENING 24hrs wait needed to download the profile info. Balls...oh well not to worry 24hrs done. No not really.
Unfortunately I made the mistake of loading the game during this time and guess what. My auto upload feature kicked in in the early hours and subsequntly the data I needed was wiped. My only option other than to start multiplayer fresh is to ask him to upload the data again and either not open the game or turn off the Auto Upload feature. Oh and wait another 24hrs!!!!!
This is wrong. As a keen gamer why must I wait 24hrs to use info on my PSN account and only for the Profile information. This again smacks to me of Sony preventing access for good gamers to hamper the activities of the devious minority who might abuse the system.
There must be a better way than this and besides I don't even know how you could abuse this system if it is locked to your PSN account. NOT GOOD NOT HAPPY
21-05-2013 10:12 PM - edited 21-05-2013 10:16 PM
You say :
"It tells you that you can "continue your experience with a friend on their ps3 etc etc" Yes but in fact no not really."
You did, you played it at your brother's. But if you had remembered the auto upload, then you won't have had a problem, it does work if you remember HOW.
If you hadn't gone on your Tomb Raider, and played another game that you would probably have, because your not going to have a $200 - $300 PS3 for only one game, and that being Tomb Raider of all things, then you could have had your updated data back.
So, yes it works, just be smart about it and don't mess up with a rookie mistake.
Going to anyone who will use online storage for other people's PS3s.
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