recently I started my journey into home automations and after initial excitement with a lot of not so thought-out decisions I started my preparation for the worst. As I have a lot of zigbee wall stickers working as switches (I hardwired smart bulbs) and few in-wall switches are hard to get to then fatal crash in zigbee network will leave me with at least few lights not working and presumably very angry wife.
A lot of people reports issues with SD cards becoming suddenly unavailable due to a lot of writes. I tried to lower the possibility of that: I bought ups for pi, modified Recorder settings and I’m backup up snapshots daily to cloud. All this is not enough if after failure and restore from backup my zigbee network will be down (I want to avoid repairing).
So here goes my questions:
Do I need to perform repairing of my devices:
a) after restoring everything from snapshot (in case of SD card fail)?
b) after changing my ConBee 2 stick to another one (in case first one will fail)?
c) after updating ConBee 2 firmware (I noticed I had firmware from may 2019)?
d) after switching host and restoring from snapshot (in case of raspberry pi failure)?
I know those may sound as newbie questions but I have never restored backup in HassOS and I want to be prepared in case it will be necessary.
Zigbee2mqtt documentation (https://www.zigbee2mqtt.io/information/FAQ.html#what-does-and-does-not-require-repairing-of-all-devices) doesn’t say anything about ConBee 2 (as this is work in progress).
Note: I do know that I can mitigate SD card failure with replacing it with SSD but support for that will come with HassOS 5 and I want only stable releases on my home devices.