November 14th, 2007, 07:42 Posted By: wraggster
News/release from bigjoe2000
I've been working on this on and off for the past couple of weeks and I think it's ready for release. Please be gentle as this is my first crack at any handheld development.
BackupBuddy is a simple utility that finds all the new .sav files on your card and uploads them to an FTP server. The idea here is that you run this utility when you plug your DS in to charge at night. A few minutes later, you can rest assured that all your day's hard play will be backed up.
This assumes you can connect to a wireless network and have access to an FTP server.
So, the first time you run it, it will write a config file in your /DATA/SETTINGS directory (the directory will be created automatically if it doesn't exist). Then launch your favorite editor *cough*DSOrganize*cough* and enter in your FTP server settings. Now go back and launch BackupBuddy again and watch it send all your .savs to backupeddy goodness.
Turn your sound up and you'll hear a reassuring sound whenever a file is successfully transmitted (and a bad sound, which you'll hopefully never hear, on error). When this program is done, it will turn off your DS automatically.
I've only tested this using a CycloDS, but I think it will work with any slot 1 and slot 2 cards (although you may have to do some patching for DLDI and whatnot.. don't really know cause Cyclo is me-proof)
You can peruse the source and/or build yourself if you're so inclined. Feel free to use and abuse any code snippets you find. I only ask that you let me know if you found the program useful and please let me know if you [had trouble|weren't able to] actually getting it working
Although I don't see how it could possibly corrupt your memory card, I highly recommend you backup your save files with your tried and true method before running this for the first time. I'd hate to see someone lose their sav files because of this utility.
Of course, I make no warranties, expressed or implied. If your DS implodes, transporting you and the entire eastern seaboard through a wormhole back to the big bang, I cannot be held responsible.
Please leave some feedback and/or bug reports here if you try it
If there's any interest generated here, I'll probably work on adding an actual GUI and making it pretty. But really it's just something I know I'll use every day and if someone else finds it useful, that would be cool.
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