[Question] Decrypt 9 NAND validation

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  1. Majickhat55
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    Majickhat55 Jabberwocky Slayer

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    So, I was reading "the guide" after noticing a few people ended up with corrupted NAND dumps and only had one, resulting in them having to re-do the CTRtansfer and potentially lose most (if not all) of their data.

    Since Decrypt9 doesn't validate NAND dumps when making a backup, wouldn't it be a good idea to prompt users to use the "Validate NAND dump" option before continuing? Then if their NAND dump IS corrupted they have a chance to make another before ending up SOL and not knowing until they are trying to restore everything. Just thinking since I've been seeing a lot of threads about it lately. Also, If I'm wrong just tell me to shut up Lol :D Thoughts?
     
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    In tutorials it would be a good idea, but not in the program itself since Decrypt9 is the power user's utility for performing NAND backups. I think it would be a good idea for Hourglass9 though.

    Though if it's just a non-intrusive nag that reminds you as it is backing up and isn't something that requires user input to dismiss then I think it's fine.

    Personally, I create parity files (par2) for my NAND backups that I can use to repair corrupt parts of the original file if it ever erodes over time. But for the short term it's probably excessive.
     
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    Yeah I just meant in guides etc. Although, it wouldn't be a bad idea for an implementation in the program itself either. it's not like the validation takes long or anything. Better safe than sorry....