Log of uptime/downtime
Maybe I overlooked it, but is there a log of the incidents available? Simply a text list of the times when a website went down, and when it was up again.
Hello everyone, I’ve just added a way to get the detailed results from the last 5 checks before downtime and recovery to the downtime API, all you have to do is add the “results=true” parameter, like this:
- This API is alpha version, it can still change.
- The response can be huge, I recommend using this only when needed and with http gzip compression if you can.
- The dual stack results (IPv4 and IPv6) will NOT repeat “body” and “received_headers” if they are the same as in the parent result record, to save space.
Let me know what you think!
The data being returned in the API is super-helpful, especially the received headers! I would love to see these on the status page in some form.
Looking good :) just tested it on one of my checks and it shows what I'd like. I especially like the details_url
+1 from me, as a starter it'd be nice to have the API return more details.
That's a good point Jimmy, I'll try to add more details to the downtimes API.
Jimmy Shimizu commented
This is a really helpful feature for reporting back to stake-holders. I tested the API, and although you get time and duration of a failed check, I would also like to see (both on the web page and the API) from which location/locations the check failed. That is a nice way to identify if there is a routing problem causing a false positive, or if it is a wide-spread outage.
I would even be satisified if failed locations was just part of the slack integration, giving me direct info to evaluate if it is a partial outage which is region-specific.
Good idea, if you want data you can already use the downtime API (https://updown.io/api#rest) no special skills needed, just put the url in your browser with your API key and the check token (visible on the status page URL) to get all the downtimes with precise time. You can use a json formatting extension or website to make it more readable if needed.
I'd like to go back to my ISP and say "here are all the failures you've had in the last 3 months/1 year", with data to back it up. This would be amazing.
@Lars yes, that's in another idea you can vote for: https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972-general/suggestions/15589635-allow-text-updates-for-incidents ☺
Maybe you can also add a function to comment the downtime. So we can log the issues to our customers for example like "planned maintenance" or "server restart" or so.
SuitePad GmbH commented
I'm particularly eager to find a way to get a list of recent pings, the same as in the email. It would be ideal if I could click from the dashboard/index page of all my checks into individual request histories. The link I'm looking for is: http://updown.io/downtimes/590a04fc18b2ad5dcc225f5a/results/590a063ecbce6b27d2ad7fb0