How to Backup PS4 Game Save Data to the Cloud?

Posted by @Teresa

September 30, 2017

Learn how to backup PS4 Game Save Data to the PlayStation Plus Online Storage as well as to mainstream Cloud Storage like Google Drive and OneDrive step by step.

Why Backup PS4 Data to Cloud?

A backup seems like a little bit cumbersome in the days everything goes well. However, once disaster happens, the importance of a backup appears. No matter what machine you’re running, it may go wrong due to virus, theft, natural disaster, or physical shock. The backup of your machine you created before comes in handy, so does to PS4 game data backup.

In another case, the PS4 is in good condition yet its hard drive needs to be replaced. Then you can restore all game progress from the backup image on the Cloud, PlayStation Plus Online Storage, to the new hard drive. Or, clone PlayStation HDD to new HDD. No need to reinstall all games and programs. By the way, some games require activation keys so you may need to purchase it once again when you re-download.

How to Backup PS4 Data to Cloud?

On starting up games, PS4 will ask you if you want to automatically upload saved data to the Cloud. Press Yesand everything’s done. However, if you accidentally pressed No at the prompt or do not want to upload at the beginning, you can still change it to Yes. Insert the Game Disc go to the game Icon and press triangle. You should see PSN+ Auto upload save option. Just select Yes and you're good to go. Besides, all data can be manually copied to the Cloud. However, it is hard to keep the latest files.

You can download these saves when necessary. Select your local user and go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in Online Storage > Download to System Storage. Then choose the game saves you want and select download.

How to Backup PS4 Games to Other Clouds?

You can backup PS4 game data to the Cloud, yet the cloud has limited storage capacity. In general, one has 10GB storage to store all data. Think about it, increasing games and automatically back up to the cloud. How long does it take before it says the cloud it out of space? As a result, to free up the online cloud storage space, it is recommended to backup PS4 data to other clouds like Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox. In addition, to backup PS4 to both its online cloud and other clouds, keep multiple copies of your important data. Why not?

AOMEI Backupper Professional helps you backup PS4 to cloud storage as well as save PS4 games to hard drive for PS4 hard drive upgrading. Except for backup to cloud storage, this software supports to backup data to NAS and network shared as well. Download its free trial and have a try.

How to Backup PS4 Save Data to Cloud Storage via AOMEI Backupper?

Preparations:

  • A Phillip screwdriver to uninstall PS4 hard drive.
  • A computer with Windows OS (Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, or Vista) running.
  • An USB-to-SATA cable to connect PS4 hard drive to computer if you’re using laptop that has only one disk bay.
  • Cloud drive desktop application installation programs, such as GoogleDriveSync.exe, DropboxInstaller.exe and AmazonDriveSetup.exe.

Following will take backup PS4 data to Google Drive for example.

Step 1: Uninstall the PS4 hard drive from the console and connect it to your computer.

Step 2: Download and install Google Drive desktop application on your computer.

Step 3: Download and install AOMEI Backupper. Start it and go Backup > File Backup.

File Backup

Step4: Click Add File or Add Folder to manually select game data on PS4 hard drive.

Add File or Add Folder

Step 5: Click the downside triangle at the end of the “Step2” box and click Select a cloud drive.

Select a cloud drive

Step 6: Select Google Drive and click OK.

Google Drive

Step 7: Click Start Backup to run the backup.

Tips:

  • *Backup Options: you can set Compression, Splitting, Password Protection etc. in this option.

  • *Schedule: you can set to backup in Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger modes and many other settings here.

  • *Scheme: a great backup storage manager which allows you to delete old backups automatically.

It is not too hard to find out how to backup PS4 data to Cloud, yet to add extra layer of protection for your PS4, do not limit your mind. In fact, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to backup files to OneDrive, sync multiple folders to Google Drive, and clone OS from HDD to SSD. Download this software to discover more.