Author Topic: Easy ways to upgrade (controller to VeraPlus)  (Read 528 times)

Offline CasaUser

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Easy ways to upgrade (controller to VeraPlus)
« on: July 30, 2017, 08:03:37 pm »
I'm moving from a VeraLite to VeraPlus, and I'd obviously like that process to be as easy as possible.

I've seen that you can migrate settings and/or pair devices manually. If possible, I'd like to just migrate and hope for the best. Questions at this point are:

  • If there are any problems with migration, will I know about those fairly easily (missing devices, etc.)?
  • If my existing VeraLite has any problems, would those be imported/migrated, or could I expect them to fix themselves in the VeraPlus
  • If I decide to redo everything manually, is there an easy way to add devices that aren't near the controller. I'd rather not walk the controller around (on battery power) to every light switch, etc.

More details: I'm hoping the VeraPlus will be less error prone. I occasionally get phantom motion detection (but the motion detector itself isn't triggered) and I've been unable to upgrade firmare for a while. I'm also apparently missing some device that failed to load, and I'm hoping more horsepower will prevent these problems. I'd rather pay for a VeraPlus than deal with failed firmware upgrades...

Thank you for any tips!
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 10:41:56 am by CasaUser »

Offline gerardjr30

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Re: Easy ways to upgrade
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 08:15:21 am »
I am interested in answers to this question as well. i am starting to have trouble with my veralite controller and think it is time to upgrade.

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Re: Easy ways to upgrade
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:05:11 am »
If you upgrade from a Vera Lite to one of the newer controllers you will need to plan to rebuild your network from scratch.

There are ways to upgrade without rebuilding ... but you will end up with a 90% solution and lots of weird nagging problems that will never go away.


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Re: Easy ways to upgrade
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 10:35:11 am »
Thanks. Not the answer I would have preferred, but that makes sense.

So, how do you add installed light switches to the new controller (since they're already paired, they're located all over the place, and turning off the power will affect multiple devices at the same time)?

My VeraPlus is sitting in a box on the counter... I'm just putting off the inevitable.