Backing up a WBFS partition

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ShaDeFinale, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. ShaDeFinale
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    How would I go about backing up a WBFS partition, if I want to back it up into a FAT32 partition?

    Is there anything special I need to do to make sure it works?
     
  2. tj_cool

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    Use wii backup manager to copy all games to the FAT32 partition
    It should work from both partitions then (providing you use GX or CFG loader)
     
  3. WiiHoney

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    I reformat my HD same as yours, 1st partition for FAT32 and the rest WBFS.

    FAT32 will not take anything larger than 4GB.

    -Start your WBFSgui and back up your game to an external NTFS Partition or if you have an NTFS partition on the same USB HDD

    -7zip or winrar your wiigame.ISO files (to save space)

    -Move your new wiigame.rar or wiigame.7z to fat32.
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    backing up to *.wbfs files directly to fat would be much faster
    plus many managers and loaders can use these files without decompressing first
    and i doubt it saves much space (at least gzip saved only ~10 MB for me)
     
  5. ShaDeFinale
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    Will I be able to do this on linux?
     
  6. PsyBlade

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    yes

    i use wbfs_file from cfg-usb-loader
    wiimms wbfs tool (wwt) can also do this

    both are cli tools and support copying the whole drive with one command iirc
    well ... at least one does definitely
    but i dont know which one
    try wwt first

    i DID NOT look for gui tools but i think the chances are good

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  7. person66

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    Here is how you do it on windows with cmd and wbfs_file.exe, not sure if it works in Linux

    get the latest wbfs_file.exe, it can be found in the first post of the cfg USB thread (Download version 2.9), open CMD, go to the directory with wbfs_file.exe and use the command
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    wbfs_file.exe X: extract_wbfs_all C:\wbfs
    Where X: is your wbfs drive and C:\wbfs is the folder you want to extract the files to (most likely the wbfs folder on your FAT drive).
    This will copy all the wii games from your wbfs drive in to the folder specified, and they will all be .wbfs files, which are like trimmed iso's (all the garbage data is gone)