What data does the PS3’s backup utility preserve?
I have a 2.5" HDD I'm going to replace in my PSE, but I do not have a spare hard drive I can use as to backup the PS3 to and restore to the new drive.
I was thinking I could use the hard drive I'm going to put in the PS3 as a temporary backup drive, transfer the files onto my computer and then put that drive into the PS3. After that I can mount the old ps3 hard drive into the external enclosure, format it and then transfer the backup data onto the now external old-PS3 hard drive and restore backup data like normal. Is this process possible?
The reason why I want to do this is because most of my current games are downloaded from the PS Store and I don't want to have to go through the process of downloading them all again...