Yes, remove the Things using PaperUI. Then go to the Inbox and do a Zwave scan and they will all be rediscovered. Accept them from the Inbox and all will be back as it was. If you didn’t delete the Controller Thing they will all be rediscovered and included with the same ID they had before. So you don’t have relink them to your Items.
You will have to wake up your battery powered devices though, just like you did when first including them. I think the thread you linked to has a script posted down in the replies to do the above automatically for you.
Thanks. Ok. Just had to make a script for my dev system to set influx url and mqtt client ids so I can run both my dev system and current prod.
I use docker for runtime
I think I have everything ready. I assume if I just backup my prod 2.3 userdata folder and switch between my 2.3 master branch and my oh25changes branch I can flick between the 2.3 and 2.5 systems at will?
Well I cut over this afternoon. The zwave was a pain, getting all the old nodes back. Just a slow process. Thankfully no problems.
All seems to be up and running, at least I notice the zwave is going (our heating). The rest I can deal with as I need to. I did have the 2.5 branch on another machine for a while and I was migrating some of the mqtt over to v2. I have two homie devices I can move over now as well. - and the big thing in the 2.5 branch was validating all the rules for errors and breaking changes.