How to Set the Controller Migration?

Released On: 2023-02-14 13:06:19Last update time: 2023-02-14 13:07:40

Migration services allow users to migrate the configurations and data to any other controller. Migration services include Site Migration and Controller Migration, covering all the needs to migrate both a single site and the whole controller.

You can check more details about Site Migration in this link.




Controller Migration allows Omada administrators to migrate the configurations and data from the current controller to any other controller that has the same version.

The process of migrating configurations and data from the current controller to another controller can be summarized in three steps: Export Controller, Migrate Controller and Migrate Devices.





Step1: Export Controller
Export the configurations and data of the current controller as a backup file.

Step2: Migrate Controller
In the target controller, import the backup file of the current controller.

Step3: Migrate Devices
Migrate the devices on the current controller to the target controller.



To migrate your controller, follow these steps below.

The connection to internet will be lost for several minutes during the migration. Clients need to connect the wireless network again after the migration is completed. Please choose the time to start migration operation carefully.



Step1: Export Controller


1. Go to Settings > Migration. On the Controller Migration tab, click start button on the following page.




2. Select the length of time in days that data will be backed up in the Retained Data Backup, and where you want to export and save the data. Click Export to export the configurations and data of your current controller as a backup file. If you have backed up the file, click Skip.




Step2: Migrate Controller


1. Log in to the target controller, go to Settings > Maintenance > Backup & Restore. Click Browse to locate and choose the backup file of the previous controller. Then click Restore to upload the file.




2. After the file has been imported to the target controller, go back to the previous controller and click Confirm.




Step3: Migrate Devices


1. Enter the IP address or URL of your target controller into Controller IP/Inform URL input filed. In this case, the IP address of the target controller is



Make sure that you enter the correct IP address or URL of the target controller to establish the communication between Omada managed devices and your target controller. Otherwise Omada managed devices cannot be adopted by the target controller.



2. Select the devices that are to be migrated by clicking the box next to each device. By default, all the devices are selected. Click Migrate Devices to migrate the selected devices to the target controller.




3. Verify that all the migrated devices are visible and connected on the target controller. When all the migrated devices are in Connected status on the Device page on the target controller, click Forget Devices to finish the migration process.



When the migration process is completed, all the configuration and data are migrated to the target controller. You can uninstall the previous controller if necessary.


Just purchased an OC200 but cannot migrate anything over!

The hardware controller is version 5.7.6 and my software version is 5.9.31.

How do I get them to match up so that I can migrate?