Can I backup mai_dump games using QCMA?

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  1. Little Zed
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    Hello all!

    First of all, I just wanna know if it can be backed up or not? Because I don't wanna lose my data and I need to test new games. Kindly answer me,

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  2. Enigma Hall

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    I dont know. But you can backup your saves and keep the vpk in your Pc to install after.
     
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    I think I'll just stick with manual save backup from ux0:/user/00/savedata.. I'm not sure mai_dump games can backup.. Tried with Vitamin games and had no problems at all.. But I'm afraid to test with mai_dump...

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    As long as they are installed you can back them up. QCMA is meant for backing up hacked stuff (henkaku, hacked psp stuff..)
     
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    Thank you for your answer and confirming it. :)

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    After you get QCMA set up, make sure your vita is in airplane mode or else you may get errors.
     
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    But what is the point of backup a game if you can install it again?
    Double work backup and restaure vs delete and reinstall.
     
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    The point is I don't want to restart the game all over again and I don't want to pull out savedata from ux0:/user also. I've done that and had many save games installed with Vitamin version. I can easily restore again if I want to play. Just one tap and everything was fine. And then I back it up and delete it again if I don't want to anymore or I want to try new games. And also I don't want to transfer the game, install the vpk and paste out savedata to ux0:/user. Too much work.

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    Yeap I do it all the time. I have 2 memory cards (with the same account) so if I wanted to shift a game from one card to the other I backup the game on QCMA and restore on the other card. Beats transferring vpk, reinstalling and moving savedata.
     
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  10. Enigma Hall

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    Well is a option. If i do it will take double space. My hd is already .
     
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    Thank you for confirmation

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    Well, taking space from my laptop's HD is not a problem. I store all my important data to my external hard drive. So, using my laptop's is totally fine.

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    Because transfering a vpk from PC > Vita and waiting 40 minutes for vitashell to install all over again next time is a lot faster than plugging a cable and transfering an already installed game right (10 minutes tops)...
     
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    Exactly.

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