Switching from SmartThings to Hubitat, Z-Wave questions

I have a working SmartThings hub. I received my Hubitat today. Is there a way to gradually move switches over to Hubitat? Can I use SmartThings and Hubitat to move only one switch over to Hubitat until I understand how this works? I see everyone saying to exclude the switch from Hubitat, why exclude, it sounds backwards to what you want to associate a switch with Hubitat?

I installed my Z-wave switches years ago, I don't remember the procedure to connecting them.

Two reasons:

  1. You can't include a switch until it is excluded
  2. If Hubitat can exclude a particular switch, it can communicate with it just fine, and will therefore include it without as inclusion issues such as the creation of one or more ghost devices.
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If you don’t exclude or factory reset the switch it won’t include on another hub. Can you do one at a time yes, but remember to work from the center out when adding the devices to HE.

Here’s a good reference for what you’ll be seeing

https://docs.hubitat.com/index.php?title=How_to_Build_a_Solid_Z-Wave_Mesh

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