Can I transfer games straight from one USB drive to another?

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  1. mmik
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    Could I say, put games on my Wii's USB drive, then later connect it, and another drive to my computer, then copy files straight from one to another using a program?
     
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    bump
     
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    not sure how to do this, but would be good to know if someone wanted to upgrade and get a bigger drive
     
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    Yes you can, but you won't be able to play them on another Wii.

    Edit: I thought you meant SD. USB should not be a problem, they're just ISOs, right?
     
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    Do you mean copying from one USB drive formatted with wbsf tool to the other?
     
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    Yes, I mean using two properly formatted drives. I want to rent some games, and then later once my friend's wii is hackable (new wii), take them from my drive and put them on there for him.
     
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    possible in Linux environment but not in Windows OS or MAC for sure , cause trying to access the drive it will ask you to format first [​IMG]
     
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    I have not seen a GUI that allows you to do it, but with the command line, you can do it via some batch files (a very manual process):

    wbfs ls -> to find game IDs

    Then For each game ID:

    wbfs -d extract -> Extract the game from one
    wbfs -d add --> Add it to the other drive

    This will take a LONG time if you have lots of games. I wish that WBFS supports a direct copy function of some sort.
    Maybe some disk utility software that supports sector copying can also be used to duplicate the disk (don't know)
     
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    not possible in windows ... at least for now.
     
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    I'm looking at the GUI WBFS-Tool v1.0.9, and it seems to allow one to transfer files from one WBFS disk to another. I don't have a second drive so I cannot test this. But this is also a wrapper for "wbfs", so it must do it the long way, that is "extract" from one and then "add" to the other.
     
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    saves you some time in typing few commends.....LOL. Would be nice to save directly from one to the other.
     
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    Big Moe,

    What's available in Linux, other than dd, that makes this process easier (faster)?
    The "dd" command in Linux will allow you to duplicate the entire partition, but is there something else that one can use for copying single or multiple games?
     
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    Ok thanks for the answers. I'm sure this will be much easier in the future.
     
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    it would not work
     
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    This would be nice. Since i'm about to upgrade my HDD size and it would be a pain to rerip all over again
     
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    dd is what I meant buddy , and yes it will back up the entire partition , but not a single file at a time , or multiple files at a time , but in other OS like windows you will not be able to do that cause the OS does not recognize your partition other than RAW and will ask to format before access [​IMG]
     
  18. wiiv1.5owners3

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    this is possible you need wbfs-tool 1.0.13 lets you move from one wbfs formatted drive to another using windows vista takes a while but works the only issue im having is i cant rename the files on the second drive E.G Avatar_09 but on first drive i renamed to Avatar into the inferno it wont let me rename.
     
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    i think you can use the cat command in terminal too in Linux.
    say your wbfs drive with games on it is sdb and the one without is sdc.
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     cat /dev/sdb > /dev/sdc
    if i'm not wrong that should work as well.
     

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