Thanks, as stated, I’m a bit confused as to how to plan for the future. I had the same thought about buying a backup from eBay. Searching for Vera Plus finds nothing, Vera Edge shows only two units at $100 and $100 plus. I thought about snatching one of those but if Vera hardware is gonna be that hard to find I think I’d rather move away from it.
I had an extra Pi 4 so I loaded Home Assistant on it last night and played with it for a bit. Home Assistant has an Integration for Vera and Harmony so basically I can do anything I’ve been doing already through Home Assistant IF I keep the Vera Edge since most everything (devices and scenes) came from the Vera.
I thought I might just get a z-wave USB stick for the radio and ditch the Vera hardware. I assume then I’d need to add all my z-wave devices back, re-create scenes and such. I could just forward the port on router to get to Home Assistant from outside and the iOS app has setting for internal and external access.
Also, I currently run ha-bridge on another Raspberry to integrate devices and scenes into Alexa for voice control. I ran this before Alexa had a Vera skill then kept using it rather than the Vera skill because the Vera Skill limited voice control over some things, locks, etc. I guess I could find something similar to use with Home Assistant or make the same software work.