We only want to be alerted if the service fails to restart. Is this possible?
That is if, on the first check the service is down then restart it and don't bother to send us an alert; but if the service is still down after two cycles then we want to know.
if not exist for 2 cycles then alert but found that whilst we'd get an alert it would not try to restart.
So then tried the below but same result: sends an alert without attempting a restart.
check process mysql with pidfile /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid start program = "/etc/init.d/mysql start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/mysql stop" if not exist then restart if not exist for 2 cycles then alert
Can we set it to only send the alert when pain persists?