Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Feb 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM       80,482       254            
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 / DB_SG_Backup-50X (Latest) / GIT

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
 

Comments

mschumacher69

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Yes, using the PS4's built-in Backup/Restore utility. Don't go copying stuff manually via FTP, that won't work.
 

Easymode

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My ps4 saves were somehow deleted from the system but it seems like they are still taking up space on the hard drive. This only happened on one profile as all of the other ones are fine.

Is it possible my saves are still there but locked somehow? Will DBSG allow me to restore my saves if this happens again? @stooged

@mschumacher69 can you assist with my question above? I'm guessing i will need the DBrestore payload also.
 

Easymode

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creating the backup seems to take a long time... is there a way to backup/restore ONLY save data. I know DBSG will backup but which one restores only that data. Still cant figure out why only one profile (mine) got deleted. @mschumacher69 thanks for your help.
 

cost69er

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Dude your instructions were on point i just installed a 2tb firecuda on my ps4pro and was able to save and restore all trophies and game saves.. thank you
 
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