Is it a valid approach (and possible) to have a virtual device that mirrors a physical device, using the virtual device in rules and apps? My gut feel is no....
I have some Zigbee contact sensors and buttons I want to move from my C-4 hub to my C-7 hub. There's about a dozen or so devices, so not a mammoth task, but some are involved in 5 or so apps or rules, so a bit tedious to migrate. I am aware of a technique to temporarily setup a virtual device to refer to in these apps or rules whilst doing a move like this. I am wondering whether it is possible and advisable to have this as the permanent arrangement, a virtual device mirroring the physical device used across the system. Aside from the overhead this would introduce on the hub, the other reason I am expecting the answer is no is that commands would also need to be relayed from the virtual device to the physical one.
I guess ultimately I am after a more seamless experience when moving a device, requiring it to be temporarily removed from the system. So any advice in this space would be welcome. I'll start moving the devices anyway, but would be interested to still discuss this if anyone has any suggestions.