I would like to upgrade my C-5 hub to the latest version, however I have seen many posts indicating that things break after the upgrade and I don't have time to troubleshoot errors. I currently have ver 22.214.171.124 and it wants to upgrade to 126.96.36.199. I have 9 Rule Machine 4.0 and 4 Simple Automation Rules all of which are fairly basic. What is the confidence level that if I upgrade things will continue to work? What effort should I expect to have to do if I do upgrade?
Rules and Automations should work without change…
The best advice for a smooth update process that I have is to perform the following steps:
- Read the Release notes for both 2.2.8 and 2.2.9 to see if there are any show-stoppers for your specific situation.
- Download a backup of your your hub from its Settings menu.
- Reboot the hub via the Settings menu.
- Update the Hub via its Settings menu.
- If all goes well, then enjoy the upgraded features when you have time to.
- If problems arise, revert back to the previous firmware version via the Hub's built-in Diagnostics Tool. Be sure to restore the hub backup you took in step 1.
FWIW The 2.2.8->2.2.9 upgrade seems a lot smoother than the 2.2.7->2.2.8. Not sure if this is because of the nature of the upgrade itself, HE is maturing its development lifecycle processes, or I just got lucky, but 188.8.131.52 seems pretty good!
Both. These were both large releases, 2.2.8 especially.
Yeah, we are enjoying 184.108.40.206 -- very few issues (still a couple being worked).
We are too
Hey odd question for you. I am zealous about managing my ZWave ghosts and all of a sudden one appeared today that has not been there before. I can find no corresponding device with the same node ID and nothing shows up oy my device watchdog reports as having dropped offline so I am pretty sure it's not a "real" device gone bad. And it has a pretty old (low) node ID so I'm assuming it's been around for a while but somehow "invisible." I was able to remove it rather easily. What puzzles me is that it appeared today for the first time. I'm wondering if it was a "lurking invisible" ghost that fixes in 2.2.9 caused to become visible. I know there were some improvements to ZWave and a newer version of the SDK. Is it possible that one of these forced this hidden ghost to the surface? If so it's probably a good thing.
That was probably the case.. This update included Z-Wave SDK updates that changed the underlying database architecture that could get easily corrupted…