This is probably the wrong place for this, but I’ll put it here to start with.
I set up my ST hub 3-4 years ago and have made mostly minor tweaks along the way. It has just worked for me reasonably well. I’m dismayed by the daunting task to migrate from ST DTH architecture to the ST Edge Driver architecture. I’ve read everything I can on this, but I am still very confused and don’t know what to do. My options are to 1) stay with the Samsung hub and migrate ST DTH/Groovy to ST Edge Drivers or 2) abandon ST Hub, move to Hubitat Elevation Hub, unpair all my devices and re-pair them to the HE hub, and build all my automations from scratch.
I’ve read everything I can on ST Edge Drivers and installed one into a new Aeotec TriSensor. That was an absolute nightmare and a hugely frustrating exercise.
I have 45 physical devices (all Z-Wave) with 18 Routines in Devices, 70 Smart Lighting automations, three WebCore automations (to handle DST and handle some living room lighting randomization when we are away), two integrated Honeywell thermostats, 24 scenes, three Aeotec NanoMotes (with four buttons each).
I’m getting the feeling that I’m going to have to migrate almost all of this manually to the new platform. I have yet to find a clear answer on how much of the Smart Lighting automation (if any) will transfer to the new system.
It really hacks me off that I have to do this. When I bought into the Samsung ST platform, I thought I was getting a system I could stay with for many years. I was previously somewhat orphaned by X10 and somewhat orphaned by Universal Powerline Bus. The UPB installation still works in another house and is nicely integrated to my Elk security system, but the UPB platform still languishes. I also experienced problems with Honeywell home automation and home security when they exited the business and spun those products off to a new company Resideo. After 30 years, all of this home automation and security environment still doesn’t feel mature and give me warm and fuzzy feelings about longevity.
I’d consider staying on ST Edge if I got a better feeling about the long-term survivability of the platform from Samsung. I also need MUCH MUCH better guidance on how to migrate, where to find Edge Drivers, how to install them, how to monitor my system, etc. The new beta ST Dashboard at my.smartthings.com is unbelievably primitive, especially since we are so close to the cut-over / shutdown date. None of the materials I’ve read here on SmartThings Community gives me a good sense on how to migrate. There are no well organized materials or tutorials that I can find, and not dates for when different pieces will be shut off for good. The lack of a coherent Groovy environment where I can see everything is also a real negative.
So, enough of my woes and back to my original question: what do I do? Throw in the Samsung towel and switch to Hubitat? Or tough out what seems to be an extremely unprofessional and immature switch to Edge Drivers and migrate all my automations?
Sorry for the negativity and dismay I’ve expressed, but these are my true feelings right now.