I formatted my drive on windows to extfat and just used app2usb but hold off on the program it’s not working properly it’s only taking seconds then saying finished but it’s not actually. The only games that transfer are the fpkg games
Op has to be more specific but he is correct the PS4 does not allow you to connect 2 EXTERNAL STORAGE USB drives at the same time. Key word here is storage. A drive that the ps4 has formatted which one CANNOT load onto a windows pc (never thought to try linux who knows one might get lucky hahaha).
So how could one back it up? Simple. You use the built in SONY backup and restore process which in your case if using fpkg you would run AFTER running hen. the ps4 WILL ALLOW you to connect one EXTERNAL STORAGE drive and one EXFAT drive at the same time.
You would then back up to the exfat device that is NOT external storage and unplug your original smaller drive and then plug in your new larger EXTERNAL STORAGE drive and then run the restore process. Of course this would take a drive slightly larger than the one you wish to restore in terms of capacity.
I created a backup and restore of my games so that I could run my dumper on my games and use vortex dumper for 9.0.0 then make fpkg of your games to install then use app2usb
But I believe you can just copy your games to a new hdd using windows then do a rebuild database with your new hdd
Mac can read exfat same as windows, I used my hdd that was formatted on windows and made it exfat then when I dumped my games they were dumped on my external hdd it does not have to be formatted with the ps4
If your hdd is formatted with ps4 your gonna need cloning software to clone to your new hdd
If you want to be able to view your hard drive then you need to use FileZilla and transfer your games to your new hdd that’s formatted under exfat on Mac. It’s the only way of getting your games off your hard drive
Just to be clear. A drive formatted via the ps4 external storage process can be backup to via the normal backup process once you run hen.
What chaos kid is referring to is could be done for app2usb via ftp yes but that would be unwise. An app2usb drive can simply be connected to a pc along with the new drive. Then just copy over usb for faster write speed.
Remember the app2usb linkage files on the original internal hd cannot be backed up to my knowledge. Somehow app2usb will not recognize it once hd is swapped but one can just rerun app2usb and remake the linkage files on the new internal hd.