I have the y splitter usb cable and a zstick gen 5. Is there any way to use the zstick as the primary controller and turn of the internal zwave radio? I want to do this because I want to be able to backup the zstick and easily restore in case of failure.
From what I have read on the forums it doesn't seem possible, but I wanted to confirm this is the case.
As much as I like the hub, if this isn't possible, I will have to return the hub considering there is still no roadmap with an ETA for backup/migration of the internal radio.
This combined with the silent database reversions I was getting on reboot, don't let me treat the hub as a reliable appliance, but instead as an experiment. And in case of the hub dying for whatever reason, I need a way to get back to the previous state in a short period of time.
Well how bout that. I didn't realize that was happening because it gives no indication on the hubitat radio page. But sure enough when I added a node through the hubitat interface, and then checked the nodes on the stick using my PC, the new node was there.
So theoretically as long as I back up both the hub and the stick, if either fails I should be able to restore quickly.
It would be nice to be able to populate a device list on a empty hub with the existing nodes on the zstick, and if you knew the node/device mapping, you could migrate relatively easier from other platforms.
Anyway, thanks! I had already tried, but like I said, without the ui giving me feedback, I wasn't sure.
I have done this as a test.
I used a z-stick from the beginning, so all my devices were registered to my hub via my z-stick.
Shut down, move z-stick to another hub that has a restored backup from the original hub and restart.
You now have a direct copy of everything (z-wave)
This worked perfectly for me and took about 15 mins to complete.
I have also tested cloning my z-stick using the aeon labs tool and that worked too
If you have a C4 hub, then you can do the same with a Zigbee stick and move that to a new hub too
(Although I don’t know of a way to clone it.)
cool im going to have a try,
in theory could i replace my current HE stick with and aeotec one? ie back up me he stick and then put that copy on the aeotec sick (i have a gen 2 and gen 5, got carried away on ebay)?
on the zigbee side does a backup to take those devices?
OMG I wish I know about this a while ago. I have been stressing about the inevitable day when the hub breaks and I will have to re-add 70+ z-wave devices. This would be good to put in the FAQ regarding backup
There's Regulatory limits on power out, etc. Every Vendor is automatically going to pick MAXimum.
The real hunt would be "most sensitive" in my opinion. Remember, the hub only has to talk to ONE device and IT might be your functional hub. The antenna's sensitivity (receive) is probably more important than the transmit side.
The software isn't recognising the HE stick, it found and let me back up the aeotec stick but fails on the HE so can't back it up, is there a driver that could be downloaded and linked as the the two sticks are showing different in windows device manager?