Backing Up Your PS3 - Things to Consider & Final Thoughts

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Somes steps to consider before carrying out any of the backups or transfers mentioned in this article

(a) Back up, or "sync", trophy information

(b) Home: If you have been awarded PlayStation Home reward items (say, from a trophy, like in Singstar), log in to Home to claim your reward items

(c) LittleBigPlanet - Back up your profile information and stages you created in LittleBigPlanetâ„¢ to your saved game.

Never Enough - The YellowLight Verdict

So there you have it - the three main options available to getting data off your old PS3 and onto your new one, all of which have their flaws.

USB Stick - OK for copying saves but not much else
Backup / Restore - Works well but some data will not transfer to a different PS3
Data Transfer - the Rolls Royce option, but you need both consoles in working order at the same time

 

YellowLight's recommendation, is similar to the industry standard backup practises - occasionaly full backup, with incremental ones in between, so:
(1) Occasionally carry out a full backup onto an external hard drive, say, once a month.
(2) Then use a USB stick in the meantime to backup your saved games as and when you play.

Until Sony allow us to restore complete backup data onto a different PS3, or let us swap hard drives, I'm afraid this is as good as it gets.

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