Save compatibility across backups and eshop games

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    I was wondering what my options were for keeping my save files easy to back up and move across different formats. I'm planning on getting a new 3ds xl and installing games directly to the system. My questions are:

    1) Once I'm playing through an eshop game, will I be able to backup and restore my save file?
    2) Can I play an eshop game with a save file from a backup?
    3) Is there any way to use save files from my retail cartridges when playing backups? As far as I know, the only way is through NTR CFW, which requires a copy of Cubic Ninja, which I don't have.

    I'm currently on an O3ds and I've been avoiding installing games on the system, since I was getting a new system and wanted to be able to move everything over. Sorry in advance if any of this is obvious.
     
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    1- yes. just copy your sd card content to a safe place.
    2- yes, you'll need some manipulations with SaveDataFiler to move saves around formats, but that's works.
    3- yes. You can dump save files with the gateway launcher.dat, but It must be version 9.2 or lower.
     
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    For 3, it depends on what kind of save format isn't it? I keep reading that NTR is the only option for retail carts already on the new encryption
     
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    the new encryption is for games using the 7.0 key encryption. If the 3ds fw is above 7.0, it will work without any problems.
     
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    I got a question about eshop games. I know I can back up my saves by backing up the entire sd card, but is there a way to extract/install eshop saves without touching everything else? The actual save files are tiny, I don't want to have to copy the entire SD card just to backup my saves every time.
     
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    Yes, you can with SaveDataFiler too.