Is it possible to backup Z-wave network

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.

Unfortunately, SmartThings does not provide backup capability for their hubs, in part, because they are multi protocol and have a significant cloud dependency. So, yes, you would just have to start all over again from scratch.

This has been discussed many times in the forum. It is what it is. :man_shrugging:t2:

There are competing brands of hubs that do provide backup utilities, but Samsung has never seen the need to do so, or maybe has never been able to overcome the complexity. At one point they were concerned that if they allowed for individual backup/restore customers could end up restoring a version which was no longer compatible with the current cloud leaving their entire system bricked with no way to fix it.

So again, it is what it is. I’m sure everyone who participates in this forum would agree with you that a robust backup and restore feature seems essential, but there just isn’t one. :disappointed_relieved:

Yikes…Not the answer I was looking for :slightly_smiling_face:, but thanks for confirming.

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