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    BootMii Backup

    This was all new to me and when i created my backup via bootmii the tutorial didn't tell you how to exit bootmi. Tried my controller and not a big supprise that
    it didn't work so i used the buttons on the Wii to try to exit bootmii and the first button i pressed with the eject button and bootmii as you may have already
    guessed began to run the backup again.
    My concern is that i may not have done the backup correctly. I noticed the free space was 1957 MB on the first backup and then when it ran a second time
    my free space was approx 1400 MB and i'm not sure if i need to start the backup all over again or not since it was ran twice and i didn't have a second
    instance of my backup unless both backups are in the same file .

    I now have the hacks all installed and a backup may or may not be a good idea ?
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    The nand backup creates two files, nand.bin and keys.bin. The nand.bin will be 500+MB and the keys 1K. Keep those two files in a safe place off of your sd card. You can make another backup if you wish, especially if you are wanting to do nand emulation and stuff like that. A new backup will have everything on it that you just installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjizzle View Post
    The nand backup creates two files, nand.bin and keys.bin. The nand.bin will be 500+MB and the keys 1K. Keep those two files in a safe place off of your sd card. You can make another backup if you wish, especially if you are wanting to do nand emulation and stuff like that. A new backup will have everything on it that you just installed.
    Thanks for the reply but that doesn't answer my question.

    1st Backup via Bootmii reported 1957 MB of space of Wii Memory and i would like to keep this backup as i let it verify. The tutorial on this site said to exit bootmii after the backup was done but didn't say how to and so i used
    the buttons on the Wii and that button was the eject button which ran a second backup.

    2nd Backup via Bootmii was run immediately after 1st backup and reported 1400 MB of free space and this backup i don't need and would like to delete from the Wii if running a second backup took up any space on the Wii.
    The Wii had 1957 MB when the 1st backup ran and then it droppped to 1400 MB when the 2nd backup ran so the 1st backup must have taken up the difference ( 547 MB ) . If i ever have to use this backup i would like to
    use the 1st backup that was verified and delete the second backup where ever it is.

    Thank YOU

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    didn't see the Edit option here.... ( just found it wasn't logged in , session timed out )

    I feel i understand what happened. I used a 2 GB SD card with hackmii and bootmii as per the tutorial and ran bootmii to backup the nand and reported 1957 MB of free space and this
    free space was on the SD card not the Wii. When i ran the backup a 2nd time by mistake it overwrote the first backup ( 524 MB ) and because i had already done the backup once
    i now had less free space on the SD card ( 1957 less 524 = 1429 ( rounded it off in post by stating 1400 ) ) not the Wii itself.

    So i have my backup but it's just not verified as it took so long to do the first backup i didn't want to wait anymore and thought i already had 1 verified backup but that wasn't
    the case as the first has been overwritten by the second. This could have been avoided had i just stopped after the 1st backup and let the wii sit there untill i gathered the
    information left out of the tutorial here as far as going back to the HBC. I guess the author assued everyone knew but i am a newbe to this and didn't know.

    Now i feel i had better run bootmii again to ensure i have a verified nand backup but this would have all the hacks i have installed which is fine by me .

    Not sure how to do a second backup but if i had to guess i would say i would only need to place bootmii in the root of my formated FAT32 SD card and lauch bootmii via
    the HBC ?
    Last edited by Phe0nix; 03-12-2012 at 10:47 PM. Reason: found edit post option. noting post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phe0nix View Post
    Not sure how to do a second backup but if i had to guess i would say i would only need to place bootmii in the root of my formated FAT32 SD card and lauch bootmii via
    the HBC ?
    That is correct.

    You were told how to navigate bootmii in the guide once already, and you did that in order to make your backup. You also spent quite a few keystrokes on saying that info on how to do it was left out of the guide. I dont get it....
    Press Power, Power, Power, Reset, Reset (yes we are talking about the buttons on your Wii console itself, or you can use a GameCube controller)
    Power = Right, Eject = Left, Reset = Select
    Once the backup is complete, exit bootmii to HBC

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