Moving from windows to linux Z-wave coordinator

I am moving my openhab instance from windows to Ubuntu

Currently running OH 4.0.0 on windows.
I installed Openhab on linux, made a backup of the windows instance and restored it on linux. No problem there.

When I move the coordinator to the linux instance and enter the new serial port information, the controller “thing” and all the nodes come online but the controller does not really work, no items respond and I can’t add new things.

If I delete the controller and then add a new controller thing then all the nodes remain off line and the coordinator brings all new nodes that I would have to add one by one and reestablish the channel-item links.

Is there a certain procedure that allows to move the coordinator and have it recognize all the things and actually control them?

Thank you