So latest question for the community. The other day I dropped by Aeotec Smart Home Hub v3 on the granite floor. Aside from a cosmetic scratch it is fine, but the lights did blink as if was booting up again after it dropped. It’s now been over a week and everything is working fine, but it got me thinking…If my hub were to ever break I would have weeks of work to set up a new network for my 50+ devices, not to mention all the work I did setting up associations with accessory dimmers and all of my routines, etc. I have Eaton switches which were very temperamental to set-up. The thought of setting that all up again literally kept me up at night a few days back.
So question is if there is a way to backup the network so if the hub ever fails I would be able to purchase a new Z-Wave hub and transfer the network over. If this is not possible this is a huge design oversight in my opinion. No piece of electronics will last forever. All it takes is a power surge that overtakes a surge protector or any other number of things (like me dropping the hub on a hard floor). Switches and dimmers are intended to be in the home for a long period of time. The hardware that runs them needs to be robust or have some form of redundancy built in to address these situations.