I’ve been using Deconz on a Conbee II for the last few years now, no huge issues but I do feel like there’s not really been any groundbreaking changes and feel it is lacking a little in comparison to ZHA and Z2M so I’m finally going to bite the bullet and migrate my 70+ devices over. I’m ideally looking for a better management interface, the ability to do OTAU without stepping back 20 years and a larger device compatibility list (looking at you Hive heating).
Before doing so I just wanted to check, there’s no easy way of doing this right? Every device is going to be manually repaired to the new software, but same stick. I’ll of course backup HA and Phoscon before starting.
My second question is on the hardware, would I notice much of a reliability improvement with the Sonoff 3.0 dongle instead of the Conbee? It would make migrating easier as I could just do a bit at a time but I don’t want to waste money if there’s not much benefit after the migration as I’ll just be chucking the old stick in the draw. I do rarely find 1 out of 6 spotlights might not turn on in a room at the moment until I retry but I’m not sure if that’s anything to do with the Conbee or the meh ikea Tradfri GU10 bulbs. If there’s a known performance benefit, I’ll get a new stick to just aide the migration too.
Any tips to make the migration as least destructive to my dashboards and automations in terms of entity ids too?
Edit: I didn’t really realise how cheap the Sonoff P 3.0 dongle was… at £10 I think I’ll just get one ordered and slowly do it to avoid the headache!