Strange question (eventbus to help upgrade from 1.8 to 2?)

I have a decent sized openhab 1.8 instance setup. I was wondering if anyone has tried to use the mqtt-eventbus to ease the process of upgrading. Was thinking about this so i could install openhab2 and then slowly move items/rules/ect over to 2 at my own pace. anything not moved over would get pushed over to the 1.8 instance.

Anyone tried this?

I’m not certain that wouldn’t be more work than just moving over as the Migration Tutorial directs.

If you follow the tutorial the bindings will remain unchanged but you will need to split out the binding configs into separate files. Since the bindings are the same ones you are already using your Items will remain unchanged. There are a few minor changes required in Rules.

Everything you are likely needing to change is documented here:

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