Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Feb 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM       75,811       250            
Recently @stooged lent a hand sharing both details with source code on Backing Up and Restoring the PS4 Database, and he followed up with a handy DbBackup.bin Payload compiled for PS4 4.05 OFW users to backup their PlayStation 4 database to a USB Drive alongside one for dumping save data below. :love:

Download: DbBackup.zip / Source Code / DB_SG_Backup.zip (8.79 KB - dumps save data into a folder called GameSaves) / DB_SG_Backup_v2.zip (8.27 KB - Dumps All User Accounts) / DB_SG_Backup3.zip (8.82 KB - Adds Notification Messages from 2much4u) / DB_Backup_455.zip (Updated for 4.55) / usb_455_db_backup.zip (0.02 MB) / Cache-Install: ApplicationCache.db

To quote from his recent post with usage instructions:

just put a usb stick/drive into the usb port and run the DbBackup.bin payload

it will save the addcont.db and app.db files inside a folder called DB_Dackup on the usb drive.

if you do not use a usb stick/drive it will backup the database into the /system_data/priv/mms/ folder on the ps4 and it will be called app.db_backup.

to restore the db just ftp into the /system_data/priv/mms/ directory and upload your backup copy.

credit to @XVortex for the neat way to check which usb port has the drive in it in their ps4dumper source, I tried a few other things with no decent result but @XVortex had a simple method to do the trick :)

DbBackup.bin Payload Backup PS4 Database to USB Drive by Stooged.jpg
 

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sabasoor

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Ok im testing it know since i hv been planning to do it lately
and i'll let you know the result
 

sabasoor

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Ok my result it worked perfectly
1- rebuild the data (everything disapeared)
2- injected the backup by the ftp to /system_data/priv/mms
3- restarted my PS4 and everything went back :D
4- i tried the games to be more sure and everything is fine

thanks for the tool
Fle The ps4 should not shut down
 
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BigWadger

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im sure saves are lost so its only doing half a job really, its nice you dont need to reinstall but i dont want to have to start games again
 
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