Backend settings

The application has several settings available, which you can edit in the Configuration page. The default settings should work fine, although it’s recommended to enable syncing backups using Dropbox.

Database/Django settings


In case you want to alter the database settings, or any other Django settings, please modify (or add) them to the dsmrreader/ file.

Make sure to reload the application afterwards to persist the changes you’ve made, by executing ./ or restarting the Supervisor processes.

API configuration

The application does have an API, but it’s disabled by default. You can enable it by activating the “Allow API calls” option.

Allow API calls

Whether the API is enabled.

Auth Key

The auth key used for authentication.

Backup configuration

The application creates a daily database backup by default. You choose whether you want to have it compressed or in raw SQL form. The timestamp of the backup can be altered as well.

Backup daily

Whether to created backups at all.


Enable this to have the backups compressed in gzip format. Highly recommended as it will make backups up to 10 times smaller!

Backup timestamp

Timestamp of the daily backup.

Dropbox configuration

There is a Dropbox integration available to safely transfer each daily backup into your Dropbox account. More information about this feature can be found in the FAQ.

Dropbox access token

Enter your Dropbox access token here. Leave blank or clear to disable Dropbox integration.

Consumption configuration

The consumption settings determine how the application should handle the separate readings. The default behaviour is to group all readings each minute. This can be disabled.

Compactor grouping type

The density of the readings, visible in the application as consumption.

Energy supplier prices

You can enter all your energy contract prices here. The application will use them (when available) to calculate the consumption of each day. See the FAQ on how to retroactivily adjust prices (if needed).

Datalogger configuration

This configuration applies to how to read your smart meter.

Poll P1 port

Do not disable this. Will be removed next release.

Verify telegram CRC

Whether the application should verify the incoming data. Only available for DSMR 4+.

DSMR version

The DSMR version your smart meter has. Used to determine how the serial connection should work.


The COM port your cable can be read from.

Retention configuration

Data retention applied to the readings stored in the application.

Data retention

Whether to delete old readings, and which period of time should have elapsed, before deleting them.

Frontend configuration

This applies to the visualisation in the application.

**** color

Multiple colors can be set here for the graphs. configuration

Optional connection with your account at More information about this feature can be found in the FAQ.

Export data to MinderGas

Whether to enable the connecting with MinderGas.

MinderGas authentication token

API token for your account.


You can leave personal notes for yourself here. Such as when you were on holiday or experimented with the heater settings.

Notification configuration

Allows sending daily notifications to your phone. More information about this feature can be found in the FAQ.

Send notification

Whether to enable this feature.

Notification service

The notification service you are using.

Notification service API key

API token for your account of the notification service.

Weather configuration

There is support for tracking outside temperatures for a fixed number of weather stations. More information about this feature can be found in the FAQ.

Track weather

Whether to enable this feature.

Buienradar weather station

The fixed weather station you wish to use.