Temporarily Suspending the Agent

When bringing down a monitored MySQL server, stop the agent first, to avoid generating a misleading Server is unreachable event.

For instance, if you stop the server to do a backup, follow these steps:

  1. Stop the agent.

  2. Stop the service/daemon.

  3. Perform the backup.

  4. Restart the service/daemon.

  5. Restart the agent.

To stop or start the agent, see:

To stop the MySQL service/daemon, see the MySQL reference manual for your server version, on the web site http://dev.mysql.com/doc.

Or, to blackout all events associated with a specific server or group of servers, see Section 4.4, “Advisor Blackout Periods”.