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Can you help me Backup Playstation 4 to Playstation 4 Pro

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I have purchased a Playstation 4 Pro today to remplace my Playstation 4
I need to have all my Games that i purchased on PSN store and Themes and savefiles over to Playstation 4 pro.
There is many ways doing this i have selected using a External hardisk so i have purchased a New one for this purpose.

When i conected the External hardisk to Ps4 it asked me to format and i only saw the format as extended
which is the wrong option i should have choosed the Exfat option (click option then you see it on a right menu)

with Extended the hardisk is used as a extra hardisk to play games already on the hardisk and thats not what i wanted.
I had to go to pc and format it to Exfat
http://www.ryli.net/how-to-format-an-external-hard-drive-for-ps4/

And now it work i choose backup and restore in playstation 4 and it backup nearly 800gb of Games and themes (i hope)
it say it take 5 hours and it seem i cannot play games on it while is doing its backup things.

QUESTIONS:

1. How do i restore this backup on a new Playstation 4 pro
when i first turn on Playstation 4 pro do i first login with the same acount (i want to use same acount as on old playstation 4), i havent unboxed playstation 4 pro yet smile.gif
do i set playstation 4 pro as primary first then click backup and restore and restore the backup from playstation 4, is it that easy?

2. Can i keep the games i copied over from playstation 4 to playstation 4 pro so i can play it on both
I talking about games like Child of light, Life is strange, Oxenfree, 2064: Read only memories etc...
What i want is having the new Playstation 4 pro in living room on big tv and old playstation 4 in my bedroom with smale TV
both playstation with same acount and email, is only me playing. and i dont think i will use and turn them on at simultaneously
so i either play in living room on playstation 4 pro or in my room on playstation 4.
Will i be able to play same games on both console without purchase them again?
As long as i use same acount on both.
I guess games on playstation 4 will not be erased when copied over to a external hardisk and restored on playstation 4 pro.

Actually i dont want to get rid of my old Playstation 4 i love it i just want to use playstation 4 most of the time, and Playstation 4 when i feel for it,

I guess with physical game there is no problem, as i only pop in the Disc on either of the console, but games downloaded from Sony Psn store is more dificult for me, i want it to be easy.

I think is best to stick to physical games on disc, but there is some games on Sony store i cannot get on disc
and i want them to work on both playstation 4 pro and playstation 4 (where they are now)
ofcourse i be using the same acount and email on both console.
Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 4/25/17 at 5:59am
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Now i backed up 800 gb it took 5 hours and i have the backup ready on external hardrive
now next move is to restore it on playstation 4 pro
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