Best WBFS program to clone a WBFS partiton

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by SpaceJump, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 18, 2005
    Which WBFS program can you recommend to clone a WBFS partition?
  2. cman1783

    cman1783 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 20, 2007
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  3. ratamahatta

    ratamahatta Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Site seems to be down

    ...I use WiiBackupManager3.0 you can easily transfer between wbfs drive, or into a wbfs folder, or save the wbfs files as iso, which takes a bit longer... makes it much easier to back everything up
  4. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    i just did this to convert a 75gb partition to fat32, let me start by saying its a nightmare. the softwares out there are great for transferring games from HDD to wbfs, but when cloning a drive it gets messy...i had it stall on me twice in the middle, so it sat overnight stuck at 75/106 games transferred. it copied a few over and titled them as BAAD and some numbers, meaning the iso on there was no good, so i lost about 3 games. Wii Backup Manager doesn't do large volumes of copying to .wbfs files, so count that out (there is an option but it is confirmed to be a bug in the program it will not work only 1 game at a time!) so good luck with your endeavor its an ugly one.

    it seemed windows 7 was giving me problems with file indexing as well which caused my pc to lock up a few times when transferring this large quantity of isos
  5. ratamahatta

    ratamahatta Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Haha damn, so you still have to transfer a small amount at a time? I havent tried all of them yet, I did 3 at once and it didn't seem to have a problem, the 3 i tried were.... oh shit can't find them, I think it was Smash Bros, Manhunt 2 and another, damn I hope I can find those bastards.. I'll try a full transfer to wbfs and report back, may take an hour or so... im using XP by the way


    Found em, it was Manhunt 2, SSBB and Mario Kart Wii... I know i have definately transferred about 5 games at once in between 2 wbfs drive, but not to a folder, continuing with wbfs transfer now
  6. Wiimm

    Wiimm Developer

    Aug 11, 2009
    Try wwt: It's fast but have only a command line interface
    # discover source and destination drives
    wwt find -l
    # copy all
    wwt -vv -p dest_part UPDATE source_part --test
    # the option --test enables a dry run. If you think, it's ok, remove the option.
    Press CTRL-C once to cancel the operation; it stops after finishing the current job.
    Use the command again to continue.
  7. ratamahatta

    ratamahatta Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Ok just transferred close to 50gb in 1 go, using WiiBackupManager 0.3.0, didn't have a problem once.. I transferred from a wbfs drive to a fat32 drive, took close to an hour, here is the log

    Wii Backup Manager Log 18:45:58

    17:36:43 Log Started
    17:36:43 (DebugLevel) 2
    17:36:43 (LoadTitles) Titles disabled
    17:36:43 (LoadCustomTitles) Custom titles disabled
    17:36:47 (WiiFatDrive.OpenFromDrive) No wbfs folder found. I
    17:36:47 (WiiDrive.OpenFromDrive) No wbfs folder found. I Unusable (NTFS)
    17:36:47 (MountDrive1Thread) Valid drive but no WBFS Folder. Drive (I:) NTFS
    17:36:51 (WiiFatDrive.OpenFromDrive) Not a valid FAT32 partition. G
    17:36:51 (MountDrive1Thread) Valid drive. Drive (G:) - WBFS
    17:36:52 (MountDrive1Thread) Found discs. 23
    17:38:06 (MountDrive2Thread) Valid drive. Drive (J:) - FAT32
    17:38:06 (MountDrive2Thread) Found discs. 0
    17:40:44 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RTZP08 Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
    17:45:42 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RWLP01 Wario Land: The Shake Dimension
    17:47:08 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RZDP01 The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
    17:51:27 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RHDP8P THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 AND 3 RETURN
    17:56:41 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RT4PAF Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
    17:57:15 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. R8PP01 SUPER PAPER MARIO
    18:01:36 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RMGP01 SUPER MARIO GALAXY
    18:03:22 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RBKP69 Spielberg | EA BoomBlox
    18:06:20 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RUFEMV Rune Factory: Frontier
    18:11:46 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. ROWP08 Okami
    18:16:08 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RNHP99 NO MORE HEROES
    18:16:37 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. SMNP01 New SUPER MARIO BROS. Wii
    18:17:28 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RSFE7U MURAMASA: THE DEMON BLADE
    18:23:06 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RM3P01 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    18:27:17 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RMME7U Mercury Meltdown Revolution
    18:32:49 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RMUP52 Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    18:33:05 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RZPP01 LINKS CROSSBOW TRAINING
    18:35:14 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. R84P99 Harvest Moon - Tree of Tranquility
    18:40:18 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RGHP52 Guitar Hero III
    18:43:04 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. RCCPGT Cooking Mama
    18:44:31 (WBFSPartition.AddDiscFromPartition) Disc added successfully. SBLE5G a boy and his blob
    18:44:32 (Drive1ToDrive2Thread) Time taken. 01:06:20
    18:44:33 (MountDrive2Thread) Valid drive. Drive (J:) - FAT32
    18:44:33 (MountDrive2Thread) Found discs. 21
    as I said before, the largest amount I have ever transferred from wbfs to wbfs at once is 5 games so I cannot say anything about larger transfers, I just tried this now because I really needed to backup my games, hope this helps at all
  8. Pakatus

    Pakatus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 13, 2009
    Would recommend this tool here.
    Just bought a 500gb disk and transfered 80 games flawlessly.
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