Great new Utility Meter, now how to keep track of history?


Ok, so I just enabled the new utility meter for my dutch smart meter. So far all green but… how can I now keep track of the history ‘forever’ for this component? Is that at all possible in HA or do I (for now) need to push these new sensors to influxdb (or any other external database) and use a different tool to keep track of my daily/weekly/monthly/yearly powerusage?

I set the recorder to record only 3 days as HA starts to hang/crash if I store more days… probably because our DSMR updates every few seconds which blows up the internal db of HA very quickly.


If your HA crashes with 3 days history, you need an external db.
I’m using csv files for daily values.


I’ve setup mariadb recently but if I touch the history button in HA, than it will never respond and loads go over 33! That page is seriously dangerous and should be disabled :frowning:

I just disabled the recording of the original utility sensors and now only record the new sensors created by this component. Lets see how that runs. But should HA be able to record (and retrieve) years of data?


I have a similar problem, what I did was to exclude the energy sensor from the recorder component