I am currently exploring the possibility of transitioning my openHAB setup from a Windows-based system to a Linux environment. My primary concern during this process is to ensure a smooth transfer of all my existing data, including items, sitemaps, and things, without any loss or significant downtime.
Has anyone in the community successfully completed a similar migration? If so, I would greatly appreciate any insights or guidelines on the best practices for executing this transition. Specifically, I am interested in understanding:
- The compatibility of backup files created on Windows with the Linux version of openHAB.
- Any potential challenges I should anticipate during the migration process.
- Steps to ensure that my configurations, rules, and customizations are preserved and function as expected in the new Linux environment.
- Recommendations for testing the setup in Linux before fully decommissioning the Windows system.