Yeah, I started with a fresh database a few days ago, so its currently only at 67mb, but I don't remember the speed of the SD card I'm running on my RPI2, I'll have to check into that and see if its a slower card or not.
I was thinking about changing over to a mysql db, but not sure if its more damaging to the card with read/writes than using sqlite. I like the idea of running my entire home automation on the compact size of the RPI2, so not liking the idea some had of offloading the db to a USB hard drive that is bigger than my raspberry pi lol
Ultimately, I just hope there is some major rewriting on HA to make it more feasible to do updates, because as of right now, I'm about done doing changes just because I can't stand the constant restarting of the whole service. I used to be a SmartThings user, and I have tried every other option out there... domoticz, openhab, you name it, and nothing compares to the feature set and openness of HA, but not sure how many more times I can restart HA after the smallest change before I abandon it and try to hopefully find an alternative that doesn't make me pull my hair out.
I'm sure for some people that are using mqtt sensors or hooking up to other hubs, the restart may be quick, but for those of us with z-wave devices, it averages about 6 minutes to fully boot up where I can actually start controlling my devices. Thats just unacceptable when the only thing you changed was a mistaken indentation on a single line of a single yaml file. Its just absolutely nuts.
Anyway, thanks for the tips!