Difference between deleting and "excluding" when migrating from V1 to V3?

So I have to migrate everything from my SmartThings Link to my new Aeotec hub.

I’ve read that I have to put the Link into exclusion mode and exclude all of my Z-Wave devices and re-pair them to my new hub. In the Groovy IDE web interface, if I click on a device, I have the option to “Delete” it. Will that do the same thing as “excluding” it?

And is it better to do all of this from the Groovy IDE web interface or the app? Also, I don’t have to do any of this for my Zigbee devices right?

Nope. When you delete the device and don’t exclude it, the device itself still remembers routing tables and its ID. You won’t be able to join any other hub until you exclude it. Some Zwave devices may allow you to factory reset them by holding down a button for a period of time, so that may be an option for you. It’s been a long time for me since I’ve had to do that, so I can’t be 100% sure on that.

There’s no exclude process for Zigbee, but you should delete the device from the mobile app, if it’s not too late. Otherwise, you can factory reset the device.

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Appreciate the info.

Is there a way to identify which of my devices are Z-Wave vs Zigbee in the IDE web interface or in the ST app?

In the IDE, in the My Devices tab, the Zigbee devices will have a Zigbee ID listed in that column. Anything that doesn’t won’t necessarily be Zwave, but you ought to be able to deduce which are pretty easily. For example, switches w/o the Zigbee ID are probably Zwave. Virtual and simulated devices aren’t. Neither are linked devices like Sonos, Ring, Life 360, etc.

Even if you “miss” excluding a Zwave device and you find you can’t re-add it to the new hub, at that point you can do a general exclusion from the new hub and exclude the problem device on the fly.

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Got it. Thank you.