I have a C3 (UK model, with both an external zigbee and Zwave stick).
What I'd like to do is move all of my zigbee devices and automations over to my new C7 and then tackle ZWave at a later date and keep these running on the C3 for now.
Can I use the hub mesh to achieve this? What's the best way to go about moving everything but the ZWave devices to the C7 (including my automations).
Do I just do a backup and restore and then disabled automations and zigbee devices on the C3 and enable hub mesh for the ZWave devices? Will the Zigbee devices just 'work'? Or will I need to do anything with those?
You can backup the C3 to an external file, restore the file on the C-7, put the HE in Zigbee pairing mode and go around to each device and put it into pairing mode. The devices should then reconnect to their proper places. The issue is all your rules for the Z-Wave devices will fail and have to be edited. Use HubMesh to share those devices.
I've actually done the opposite - I have all my Zigbee devices on my C-5 and moved over all my Z-Wave to the C-7. I did this because I wanted to take advantage of the upgraded Z-Wave radio. Not sure the Zigbee radio has changed all that much since the C-5 (this might only be true for the US though).
Note: I originally migrated from 2 C-4's - did the backup thing moving Zigbee to the C-5 and manually moved all the ZW devices to the C-7.
Okay cool - that's what I figured. In this case it was for the partial migration - my understanding was @daniel.john.edge was leaving the ZW devices on the C-5 for the time being and just did the Zigbee backup restore thing to bring his ZB devices over. My concern was that following the migration path @bobbles linked to might be an issue if you attempted DNI trickery with HubMesh devices instead of the restored Z-Wave entries.
My plan is to migrate zigbee devices which I’ve now done and then tackle Zwave when I have a bit more time - the fibaro in wall switches are a nightmare to re-pair and more often than not I need to gain access to the device itself.
So for now, thinking to just use hub mesh to share the zwave devices with my C7 hub. Can I do that? Do I delete the Zwave devices that came across with the backup/restore?