Thanks they are back now, they had vanished previously, the issue was I was running local.
I’ve done a back up but its made no difference, a load of devices are still missing and just showing as “appliance module #” and they wont come back even with a restore (including ticking the restore zwave network box).
I’m feeling frustrated that I’ve had zero feedback from anyone since they logged into my Vera unit so that I know where to pick up and what my expectations should be (i.e. is it recovered the best it can be). Randomly there are also a number of scenes showing which are ones I’ve never created so I have no idea how they have appeared either.
This is going to take some work to rebuild the network, given the EOL status I don’t think its worth putting in the effort to rebuild the vera.
I read a lot of comments on here recently from long time users, I’ve also seem some quite embarrasing exchanges which felt a bit strange to see on a forum but I get it, everyone has the right to do what they like with their company. I believe the frustratoin people are feeling is that for the first time in a long time the new generation of product is less capable that the old ones its replaces hence people feel left with nowhere to go. For me the main selling point of using Vera was the huge amount of connectivity it had with all sorts of things and all done in a nice UI that was not that difficult for most people to figure out.
it is odd to see new hardware being less feature rich than old but I also get that it takes time to get there and the results in the end could be worth the wait. I also get that if there had not been a take over we’d all have been sat on bricks so there is a lot of benefit from the life extension we’ve had of the old hardware.
May those that rely on it find it keeps going for a long as it takes for the new hardward to be an equal or better replacement. Our’s is gone so we have to move on.