Best way to upgrade an internal CFW HDD while keeping all the data?

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  1. mznova
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    mznova GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm trying to upgrade my internal drive with CFW installed. From what I've been able to gather, simply replacing the new drive with a [usb stick+the same CFW] plugged in should format the drive and allow me to boot. However, I want to also keep all my savedata + profile + installed games. Is this possible? I don't mind ftp'ing the stuff to my PC and then ftp'ing them back but I'm not sure what to ftp and what not to ftp (would it work if I just ftp'ed everything?). Also, would the ps3's standard HD backup & restore tool work?

    I've also read about using the Rebug CFW's HDD transfer tool but it seems there's some bug with wrong disk space so I'd like to avoid that unless someone can vouch for it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. shaneod

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    Edit: I'm an idiot. Didn't see you mentioned Rebug's tool.
    I'd expect it'd work fine, though.

    Cloning to larger drives was also discussed here.
     
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  3. koffieleut

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    Clone hdd, then use easus partition tool to resise your hdd.
     
  4. shaneod

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    That wouldn't work because the hard drive is encrypted and can't be resized via conventional tools.
     
  5. koffieleut

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    Never tried it on ps3, did it a couple of times with my pc hdd's and worked smoothly ;)