Because I have a large pool of https certificates that changes from day to day (massive multitenant application with many domains), I have a script that may reload haproxy at nearly random times. This works fine.
I also set backend servers to MAINT when I am deploying new versions of applications to them. This also works fine.
The trouble is that if the reload happens, any servers that I had set to MAINT status are instead reloaded as READY. This lets customers see waits or even error messages.
Is there a way to preserve the current status of backend servers when reloading haproxy?