In this step, the end devices from The Things Network Stack V2 will be exported in a JSON format that can then be parsed and imported by The Things Enterprise Stack .
The exported end devices contain the device name, description, location data, activation mode (ABP/OTAA), root keys and the AppEUI. They also contain the session keys, so your OTAA devices can simply keep working with The Things Enterprise Stack .
To get started, select the AppID and AppEUI of the application you want to export your end devices from:
$ ttnctl applications select
After selecting the application, make sure that you can list the available end devices:
$ ttnctl devices list
In order to export a single device, use the following command. The device will be saved to
$ ttnctl devices export "device-id" --frequency-plan-id EU_863_870 > device.json
Alternatively, you can export all the end devices with a single command and save them in
$ ttnctl devices export-all --frequency-plan-id EU_863_870 > all-devices.json
NOTE: In the command above we used the
EU_863_870frequency plan. You will need to change this to the frequency plan corresponding to your region. See Frequency Plans for a list of supported Frequency Plans and their respective IDs.
NOTE: Keep in mind that an end device can only be registered in one Network Server at a time. After importing an end device to The Things Enterprise Stack , you should remove it from The Things Network Stack V2. For OTAA devices, it is enough to simply change the AppKey, so the device can no longer join but the existing session is preserved. Next time the device joins, the activation will be handled by The Things Enterprise Stack .
Disable Exported End Devices on V2
After exporting, make sure to clear the AppKey of your OTAA devices. This can be achieved with the following command:
$ ttnctl devices convert-to-abp "device-id" --save-to-attribute "original-app-key"
There is also a convenience command to clear all your devices at once:
$ ttnctl devices convert-all-to-abp --save-to-attribute "original-app-key"
NOTE: The AppKey of each device will be printed on the standard output, and stored as a device attribute (with name
original-app-key). You can retrieve the device attributes with
ttnctl devices info "device-id".