So like many on this forum, I am on the cusp of migrating from my 4 year-old VeraLite running UI5 to my newly purchased VeraEdge running UI7. I say “newly purchased”; it was actually purchased six months ago and has been sitting unopened in the box until I get time to do this migration, which I fear - based on the numerous posts here - will be full of pitfalls. I’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and risk bricking my controllers.
Having said that, I have a couple of questions that Vera support has not been successful at addressing to my satisfaction, and I can’t find recent discussions about here on this forum:
Should I update the firmware on the VeraEdge before or after I do the migration from the VeraLite to the VeraEdge? I’m concerned about updating the firmware because of the update horror stories that fill this forum. I presume that updating the VeraEdge to the most recent UI7 firmware before I migrate will offer the best chance of a clean firmware update and clean migration. But I don’t know if I’m correct in that presumption.
Has the migration process (as outlined here) become more robust over the last few months? I’ve checked my plug-ins; they’re all UI7 compatible, and I only have about 40 physical z-wave devices, but about 80 virtual devices. Additionally, I have over a thousand lines of LUUP code used in scenes and in scene triggers that I really don’t want to re-type (though I have it thoroughly documented). I ask this question because the process on the migration page (linked above) starts with a warning about how the z-wave chips in the VeraLite and the VeraEdge are different and may not be compatible, and thus one will probably have to manually rebuild the system - and then goes right on with the steps to perform the migration via the UI firmware! (So… you say this will most likely crash the system and you will probably have to rebuild the whole network manually, but hey… do it anyway! Not a great confidence builder…)
And yes - I’ve read all of the previous threads that I can find on this topic and the majority are over a year old. I’m hoping that the bugs have been worked out and I can migrate my system without (too much) concern. But then I see the recent firmware upgrade nightmare threads and I have my doubts.