Restore Backup from Raspbee II to Conbee II?

Hi Friends,

It’s been a while that I have a Raspberry Pi 4 and a Raspbee 2, they work great. Recently I’m making creating a home lab so I want to use Conbee.

I don’t have a Conbee to try but is it possible to backup Raspbee and restore it on Conbee? I don’t want to pair all devices from zero.

Thanks in advance

I am guessing the Pi 4 is going to stay the same? Than simply switching out the Raspbee for a Conbee should work. Be sure to make a backup first either through the Phoscon app or by making a copy of the zll.db file.

Thanks for your message but know, I’m gonna install Deconz on a Docker or x86 Linux VM. This wouldn’t work?

Than making a backup and restoring it on the new installation should work. In my case I had to copy the zll.db file directly which can be found in ~/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ.

I had similar issues migrating from raspbee I to II.
You need to copy these values from the old installation:

Then it should work (after you imported back the backup)

I am running the Phoscon in a docker container on a raspberry pi 3B.
This is my docker-compose.yml file:

version: "2"
    image: marthoc/deconz:armhf-2.12.06
    container_name: deconz
    network_mode: host
    restart: always
      - /datavol/deconz/conf:/root/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ
      - /dev/ttyAMA0
      - DECONZ_WEB_PORT=80
      - DECONZ_VNC_PASSWORD=my_own_password
      - DECONZ_VNC_PORT=5901
      - DECONZ_WS_PORT=443
      - DEBUG_INFO=1
      - DEBUG_APS=0
      - DEBUG_ZCL=0
      - DEBUG_ZDP=0
      - DEBUG_OTAU=0

I am mounting the docker image /root/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ to local /datavol/deconz/config.

My backup and restore to a new device (ConBee/RaspBee/ and/or new server):

  • make a copy of /datavol/deconz/config directory → backup
  • backup → restore to new server
  • startup deconz container on new server
  • open a vnc session to deconz on new server (further step not needed if the ConBee or RaspBee are the same)
  • change the networks settings (posting above)
  • connect to network (is done by saving network setting)

Is it possible to gather the data mentioned in the screenshot above from a headless installation (gui, xserver etc. not available) and to set it to a headless installation? Stay the data in some kind of config files or similar?

Late answer: screenshot is from a vnc session of an docker container (headless)