Way to backup installed game database?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by snoofly, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. snoofly
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    snoofly GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I assume on Switch all installed games have a record stored in some internally held file, a bit like app.db on the ps4, that is used to show what is in the library.
    Is there a way to back this file up in case of issue?
    I guess a full nand dump do it but is there a set of small files that can be backed up that hold this info.
     
  2. adrifcastr

    adrifcastr GBAtemp Addict

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    On the 3ds there was a title.db for the titles and a ticket.db for the tickets, dunno if the switch adapted the same way of storing it
     
  3. Zumoly

    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

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    I believe it might be possible with kEx?
    Although I'm not sure if the system will play nice being backed up and restored while in use.
    The bunch of NCA files in the internal memory are the key.
     
  4. snoofly
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    snoofly GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    OK thanks. I think for now I'll do another full nand backup.
     
  5. der:Tom

    der:Tom GBAtemp Regular

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    You can compress/rar the nandbackup afterwards which saves you much space if your nand is pretty empty like mine (got everthing installed on SD).
     
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