There are three major areas of action in creating wii backups. Each of these areas are further divided into steps that must be taken to successfully create a backup. There is an online guide available which offers the detail needed in each of these steps.
The three major activities to focus on are ripping the disc; burning a backup; and storing backups. Some must haves before the ripping can began are an original game disc, a DVD drive which will read the wii disc. The PC that this is installed in must also have the appropriate drivers. There about six of these on the market. They are all Hitachi brand. The one that is readily available on eBay is by the seller somptingnet which is the 8082n drive in slim USB enclosures. Also needed is special ripping software which exist from Raw_Dump 2.0 for Windows and FriiDump 0.3 for Linux, BSD & Mac.
Once the proper equipment is available, the first function is to create the dump by placing the original disc in the drive that will rip it using the Raw Dump application. Once the process is started, there will prompts to walk one through the process. The next function will be verifying the dump’s size. If the size is not the normal size .iso size then the dump must be done again. The online instructions give the specific steps which must be taken if there are not the necessary sizes for the dump. Once all correct actions are taken, then an optional step is next which is unscrambling the dump which the site guides the individual through. Next is another optional step which is preparing the image. To complete this, brick blocker could be needed to strip out any dashboard update. Also consider converting a foreign game to the region that is the same as the console.
Burning a backup follows the preceding step. Here, burner requirements are minimal. A drive that will support DVD-R media works. Usually modchips are adequate for this purpose. Most of the burning software available, will work for creating the backups. The software just needs to be compatible with the iso format and also with your burner. ImgBurn is recommended as burning software which can be downloaded to the computer being used to create the backup.
Once the burning is completed, consideration can also be given to storing the backup. Backups can be stored on tape, hard drives, or other mediums. Use google to locate the file known as WiiScrubber., find the most current version along with the elusive key.bin file. Key.bin and WiiScrubber will need to be put in the same directory, so there must be enough space for this purpose. This step is identified as Google knows everything and it immediately precedes the step Scrub-a-Dub-Dub. This site, http://wiki.nintendo-scene.com/index.php?title=Wii_Disc_Backup gives complete instructions for creating Wii backups. It tells where to locate each of the necessary components to complete the job, as well as what to expect as one goes through the process of producing any desired backup.