Allow maintance window for planned IT jobs
Allow maintenance window for planned IT job (server down)
Ok I’m moving this back to “under review” as it’s gathering a lot of interest, but this would require first https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972/suggestions/16982392 and https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972/suggestions/15589635 to be implemented to provide a decent UI for this.
For the meanwhile, you can easily fix this using the API ( https://updown.io/api ):
1. Get all your checks using https://updown.io/api/checks?api-key=:api_key
2. Loop through them and call
curl -X PUT -d 'enabled=false' https://updown.io/api/checks/:token?api-key=:api_key
to disable them.
3. To re-enable, repeat step 2 with enabled=true.
This is a simple example, you can easily extend this by only handling checks that weren't disabled before, or you can run this on set times using a cron job if you have a set maintenance window.
first of all, i like it really.
I'd like if i could add expected downtimes to a check.
Expected recurring downtimes: e.g. I check the internet connectivity of my customers and in Germany many internet service providers have a forced separation of the internet connectivity. It's always at a fix time, so the recurring downtime is plannable.
One-time: a way to just add an upcoming downtime. I know, this is possible with just pause the check, but not plannable.
I forgot an important detail.
In the period of an expected downtime there just shouldn't come any notifications.
O. Akdemir commented
that's a great idea! We really need this feature since we have scheduled maintenance times and now they're counted as "un-available" times
@Adrien looks like second link there is admin-specific, but user-facing version appears to be https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972/suggestions/15589635
Stephen Solada commented
This was the biggest thing we missed when evaluating this product. Being able to publish this would drastically help add context to the outages and also be a great place to post them for companies that host their own web sites. I have attached a quick sketch of what I think would be most helpful in our use case. In the example, when the window is over it would automatically move to the bottom of the page. It would also be nice to manually add past windows for emergency maintenance that was not previously scheduled.
Anders Lagerfjard commented
I believe the declination of this idea should be reconsidered. For business users, it's important being able to report uptime outside of planned maintenance. Disabling monitoring manually for each maintenance window is not only impractical, it also removes the awareness and metrics offered by the monitoring plan. I want monitoring running during the maintenance, but to be able to flag a particular downtime interval after the fact to indicate it should not count towards uptime recorded. I came here looking for this particular feature and will have to keep looking, at least for now, despite what otherwise looks like an attractive service.
I need this feature as well. I need a way to measure and report on *unplanned* outages because it's part of our SLA. Is there any way to at least adjust the uptime stats to compensate for planned downtime?
Ryan Smith commented
I'm currently evaluating this product and this is a must have feature.
Great idea, it would be extra awesome if you can put in the periodical maintenance window.
I would like updown to check every minutes, BUT notify me when it's down more than 20 minutes in a row, or, allow specific allowed down time, for backup reasons for example (once a week)
Put check in maintenance