Level up your Snitches with our two newest features: Smart Alerts and Error
Notices. Both features are focused on letting you know as soon as possible that
a critical job ran into problems. They also make it easier for you to get those
issues fixed a lot sooner.
Together, Smart Alerts and Error Notices create a powerful combo. Error Notices
let you know as soon as a job runs but errors, and Smart Alerts gives you a
safety net when/if that job fails to run at all.
Smart Alerts empower your Snitches to let you know sooner when they go missing.
Dead Man's Snitch will learn from your snitch's check-in behavior and adjust
the expected check-in time as it learns more about when your snitch checks-in.
This means no longer having to wait until the end of the day to find out your
snitch failed to check-in 23 hours earlier.
Smart Alerts are available for weekly and monthly Snitches for all paid plans.
Hourly and daily Snitches are supported on the Surveillance Van plan.
It's now possible (and highly recommended) to send your job's exit status along
with your check-in rather than checking in only on success. If your job runs
but errors, we will immediately notify you if something went wrong.
If you're already using the Dead Man's Snitch Field Agent,
then there are no changes required and you can start getting Error Notices today.
If you're using an HTTP client (like Curl) to check-in, you can send the status
as the "s" parameter in either the query or a form. We will treat an exit
status of "0" as a success and anything else as a failure. When using Cron it's
also important to always check-in whenever your job runs and not only on
success. To do this replace "&&" with ";" and use "$?" to get the exit
status of your command.
run_backups_or_something.sh; curl https://nosnich.in/c2354d53d?s=$?
To get started with Error Notices you can read up on the documentation. This
feature is available for users on the Surveillance Van plan.
If you haven't already, you may want to add our Field Agent
to your tool set. Error Notices is just the first of a host of features we
have planned that take advantage of the Field Agent. Start using the Field
Agent today so you’ll be ready when we roll those features out.