Where else is state restored from

I’ve got a problem I’m trying to figure out and I’m stumped. I have an input_number (actually a couple) that get updated once a day via automation. One of them is calculating the daily covid-19 cases by taking the number confirmed from the Coronavirus sensor and subtracting the prev day which is also stored in an input_number.

On Sat, there was a problem with the data from the sensor and it ended up messing up the state of my daily cases. The value was actually the total number confirmed. This has caused havoc with my graph on my lovelace page. So I went into the db and I fixed all the values. They are all correct now and I’ve restarted HA as well as rebooting the whole pi it runs on. I’ve checked and double checked the database and everything looks fine in both the states and events tables, but the graph is still messed up and I can’t figure out where it keeps getting the wrong number.

For instance, this graph uses an entity called input_number.covid19_daily_cases
Here’s a link to an image of the graph as it looks now:
Graph Image

The issue happened at just before midnight on 09/19/2020. The db dates are in UTC, so that is around 09/20/2020 06:55AM.

Here is the db output for the states table during that time frame:

mysql> select state_id,state,entity_id,old_state_id,event_id,created from states where created > '2020-09-19 00:00:00' and created < '2020-09-22 00:00:00' and entity_id = 'input_number.covid19_daily_cases' order by created desc;
+----------+---------+----------------------------------+--------------+----------+---------------------+
| state_id | state   | entity_id                        | old_state_id | event_id | created             |
+----------+---------+----------------------------------+--------------+----------+---------------------+
|  8032759 | 39844.0 | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8299470 | 2020-09-21 12:42:35 |
|  8024192 | 39844.0 | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |      7988787 |  8290578 | 2020-09-21 06:55:00 |
|  7988787 | 37081.0 | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8251505 | 2020-09-20 13:26:20 |
|  7979787 | 37081.0 | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |      7977702 |  8242154 | 2020-09-20 06:55:00 |
|  7977702 | 53431   | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8239864 | 2020-09-20 06:08:18 |
|  7972241 | 53431   | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8233977 | 2020-09-20 03:19:05 |
|  7959159 | 53431   | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8220290 | 2020-09-19 20:56:35 |
|  7958036 | 53431   | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8218818 | 2020-09-19 20:46:12 |
|  7946094 | 53431   | input_number.covid19_daily_cases |         NULL |  8206403 | 2020-09-19 14:32:56 |
+----------+---------+----------------------------------+--------------+----------+---------------------+
9 rows in set (0.01 sec)

Here is the events table:

mysql> select event_id,event_type,event_data,created from events where event_id in (8299470,8290578,8290578,8242154,8239864,8233977,8220290,8218818,8206403) order by created desc;
+----------+---------------+------------+---------------------+
| event_id | event_type    | event_data | created             |
+----------+---------------+------------+---------------------+
|  8299470 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-21 12:42:35 |
|  8290578 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-21 06:55:00 |
|  8242154 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-20 06:55:00 |
|  8239864 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-20 06:08:18 |
|  8233977 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-20 03:19:05 |
|  8220290 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-19 20:56:35 |
|  8218818 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-19 20:46:12 |
|  8206403 | state_changed | {}         | 2020-09-19 14:32:56 |
+----------+---------------+------------+---------------------+
8 rows in set (0.01 sec)

I’ve even done a search for that particular value, like 6764970% (to get both 6764970 and 6764970.0) and it’s just where it should be.

So what am I missing? Where else could it be storing that value? I’ve cleared the browser cache and reloaded the page several times. I’ve rebooted HA multiple times, then checked the db to make sure everything is still correct and it is.

I might be totally missing the mark here however in your .homeassistant directory there is another hidden directory called .storage in there is a file called core.restore_state.

For me at least that stores the last value of the various input_* entities

You can actually shut down HA then edit the value in core.restore_state file then start HA and it should be set to what you edited it to

Thanks for the suggestion, but the latest values are correct. The core.restore_state file holds the last value of the entities so it can restore them on restart. The values in there are what they should be. My problem is the value from 9/20 that is incorrect and I can’t find where it’s getting that invalid data from.

@frenck are you familiar with the data storage elements, or can you point me to some of the developers that are?