Basically, my PS3 has failed before and I had the game saves backed up on a external hard drive, but I did not know that some game saves are copy protected (so I lost all my progress), so I have pondering two other options this time round :
1 - transfer the game saves to a different ps3 (that will act as a backup console) using the data transfer utility, but on the internet I see that people that usually use this when they are getting rid of their old system and deactivate it, what happens if you don't deactivate the system you transferred the saves from?, or should you deactivate it and then reactivate it after the transfer?, why does the system have to be deactivated? Should the system that the saves have been transferred to be deactivated instead? What is the best way to transfer the saves using this method?
2 - Get a PS Plus Subscription - As i don't play much and quite infrequently, I could get a PS plus subscription for just a month and transfer the saves over this way to the other system, my question is are the saves still usable after your PS Plus subscription expires (on the new system you transferred to them) ?, I'm assuming they are.... and if you use the method it works with copy protected game saves as well or no?
Any help would be appreciated...