1. jakkal

    jakkal GBAtemp Addict
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    theres a thing called backups you know
    youre such a genius
     
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  2. Essasetic

    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth
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    Kk. I don't see the problem with creating a partition. Because if it corrupted then the rest of the SD Card won't be effected. Anyway you're taking the risks, hope for the best and remember it's in beta stages.

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    Because everyone can backup 128GB of content. Most people don't have the patience/time for it.
     
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    I actually renamed my Nintendo folder before booting into emuNAND, but my games still don't show up. Please keep us updated how it goes for you.
     
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  5. bundat

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    The people most concerned about exFAT corruption use other CFW and not SX OS, so they use NSPs, and would most likely have to reinstall 400GB worth of games if their SD card gets corrupted.

    But a lot of the SX OS users probably use USB HDDs, where they have their XCIs loaded on, so the worst that could happen is that they lose installed NSP updates/DLCs (which I know a lot of XCI users don't bother with, and some use "bundled XCIs" with the updates/DLCs bundled in). Or they lose their emuNAND saves (but that's just the same risk even if emuNAND was on a separate SD card partition, since that entire partition would get corrupted).

    So USB HDD XCI users wouldn't really care much about these "issues". These issues are just as bad as the "you're gonna burn out your USB port" issues when the USB HDD support was released.

    Maybe Xecuter can implement a FAT32 SD card emuNAND (where it's divided into 4GB sized files), then there would be no more "issues" @garyopa
    EDIT: I guess it actually already works on FAT32
     
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  6. comput3rus3r

    comput3rus3r GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I have a backup of all my games but I don't have a backup of the sd card. 400gb. I would have to reinstall everything if it got corrupted. ouch.
     
  7. jakkal

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    all you need to backup are your saves and license files
    everything else can be reinstalled
     
  8. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.
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    I use fat32. Emunand works perfectly.

    It is split into 4gb chunks as you would expect. Yeah had to redo the emunand as there was a problem transferring the old one, but never mind
     
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  9. Bedel

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    I'll wait a few weeks. If people say this emunand is secure and Nintendo doesn't ban because of just having it, I'll buy it only because of the effort (and my little and loved homebrew, at last).

    And by secure, I mean being online with sysnand and 100% offline with emunand.
     
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    It's not just that though. Read my posts above than you'll see the problem.

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    Yeah and that takes 5-6 hours alone with a 128GB SD Card with XCIs (if you were to redownload them). That still doesn't resolve the problem of taking ages to move from the SD Card and back to the SD Card.
     
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    You know what? I'm going to make a backup of my sd card now. I forgot I just bought a new laptop with a core i-7 8700. Just for the peace of mind.
    My old desktop use to write or copy from sd card at about 5Mbps it would take like 9 hours to copy 200+Gbs. I'll update my new pc speed in a few mins.
     
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    Essasetic Your Local TX Fanboy Rebirth
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    Yeah that still doesn't resolve the issue of moving stuff from and back to the SD Card. That takes a lot of time. Adding onto the time if you haven't kept a backup of the game on your HDD.
     
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    Did you even read my post though?
    Because you addressed none of my points.

    My ONLY point is that most USB HDD XCI users lose NOTHING when the exFAT SD card is corrupted.

    I've personally deleted my Nintendo folder more times than I can count. Never really cared, backing up everything with Checkpoint takes a couple of seconds anyway.

    Oh, guess I was not fully informed about how it works.

    Welp, there goes the exFAT fud.
     
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    Dude, I haven't even been using emunand and I'm not banned. I'm sure it works if you use it as intended.
     
  15. Essasetic

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    Hahaha. You're forgetting:
    The NSPs they installed, their licence and homebrew applications.
     
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    Does noone look at the sd card afterwards. -- The emunand is already split into chunks for fat32 usage.
     
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    By reinitialize you mean using the switch's built in system, restore function or by using a separate payload to clear out system files?

    My plan was to back up my saves, disable autorcm, clean the system?, enable emunand on the sd card, re-nable autorcm and restore the saves.
     
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    Are you even reading my posts?

    License can be regenerated, it's tied to the eMMC ID.
    You can actually transfer an SX OS license by transferring the eMMC chip to another Switch:
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    And you didn't even address the second part of my post, that emuNAND works on FAT32.

    Why are you cherrypicking?
     
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    license is not an issue, you can re-generate it from sx payload or website, if you are dumb enough NOT to have backup your license.dat file

    As for nsp's they installed, yes, it is pain in ass if it corrupts, but did you know you can install nsp's on fat32 card, even on original nintendo firmware, eshop is already designed to auto-split installed files to your fat32 sdcard, as nintendo themselves knows its buggy, one of reasons it was not included as default with first few firmwares and added later.

    The best way to not have any corruption ever, and this is problem in any custom firmware, not just sx os, is to NEVER ever press the HOME button to exit an app, while it is writing stuff to your sdcard.
     
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  20. jakkal

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    all you need to backup are your saves and license files
    everything else can be reinstalled
     
  21. Essasetic

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    Or you know. Make it so it splits into a partition so we can avoid all of this happening.
     
  22. stewacide

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    Setting up emunand for SD I see there's no option to choose it size as there was before. Is it always forced to be 32gb?
     
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    good to know. for a third time though does this protect you from malicious NSPs or XCIs?
     
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    I don't want to risk anything to not even play pirated games you know.
     
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    yeah well u have nothing to loose by waiting. :)
     
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