Techive Hubitat review

You don't need it. All the ZigBee information is stored in Hubitat's database, with (unlike Z-Wave) nothing on the stick itself. That should be quite easy to move to a new hub, even with the tools currently available.

(EDIT: See Cobra's clarification below.)

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Did I?

Unfortunately, this is not strictly true.
Zigbee devices use the zigbee sticks ID to know what to talk to.

Almost like MAC address filtering on your router.

If you zigbee stick fails, you would need to rejoin everything to a new one.

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Good to know! I guess I never consider that since I've always re-used the same stick, no matter how many times I blew away my Home Assistant setup in testing (same stick as Hubitat) and was always just able to use a ZigBee database restore to save me from myself. :slight_smile:

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I'm really trying to not give too much away as I feel that would be a breach of the NDA I have signed
However; One thing that I will say.

When the new Hubs come up for sale (Don't ask me when because I don't know)
I see no reason to change mine. (except the new one's prettier) :slight_smile:

Bear in Mind that Bruce has already said that the current spec (mem, cpu etc) is not in the least 'stretched' unless there is a loop or something consuming resources

(And yes I have seen it and had a 'play')



That's my interpretation, yes. Moving the Hub's DB without also moving the ZWave Db is not going to get far... or be pleasant. :smiley:

Now if it was based on the new Z-Wave 700 chipset they wouldn't have to ... but that's too new I think.

I was answering a specific question about rules and apps


I have a photo if anyone is eager to see the hub?


I just took this one...

Here you go.. :slight_smile: :rofl::joy::hot_face:


Photo is too dark. :slight_smile:

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I'm not very good at photography! :slight_smile:


You can see my xbee on the left though :slight_smile:

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That pic is fake news...obviously doctored.
Here's a real pic of mine. Better lighting so you know it's the real deal.


Stick with your day jobs. :smiley:

Your photo skills are... funny :slight_smile:

But mine shows today's date on the 'Daily Mail' website

I am not being argumentative :slight_smile: I just think "backup" and it means the Hub's DB with device IDs, names, states, and another hundred columns of goodness, including apps and Rules. All for naught if the ZWave DB on the USB is empty. :smiley:

I honestly didn't think you were.

Not quite...

How long would it take to recreate all your apps & rules?


All that tells me is that you doctored the photo today. Like I said...fake news.