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The backup utility does not seem to work properly. I have a 40Gig drive and the backup function works as normal, but when I go to restore it says no backup data. I checked on my PC and there are five files in the backup folder (using a usb 16G stick for backup). I know the files are there, it writes to the memory stick just fine, the memory stick shows up when I plug it in but says there is no backup data. This happens right from the backup and then restore menu, no reset of the ps3 is required.

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  • nobby1308 Jan 21, 2009

    I should add that it seems the files the backup utility put onto the thumbdrive are larger than 4GB. At least one file is anyway.

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In my case the problem was that the USB device did not re-mount after the PS3 restarted.

Try starting the backup restore process, removing the USB device sometime after the PS3 starts formatting, then re-attaching it once the PS3 finishes restarting. Wait for a while to allow the device to mount before you press the PS button.

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Tried a different usb stick and for some reason the PS3 wrote the files in a way that it could understand itself if that makes sense. I mean the folder with the backup files was always there but for some reason the PS3 could not recognize its own folder. Trying to do this on a different memory stick allowed that to work properly for some reason.
PS3 does not support all usb sticks for some reason??

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