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 but don't bother to send us an alert; if the service is still down two cycles in a row - the restart failed - then we need to know about that so send an alert.
if not exist for 2 cycles then alert but found that whilst we'd get an alert it would not try to restart.
Tried it again with the below but same result: it sends an alert without attempting to 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?