Would like to pause all alerts if there is any issue with the datasource/grafana or when datasource is in maintenance.
I think a better way would be to pause the alerting engine or scheduler, instead of pausing all alerts
Might be cases where you want to pause alerts for just one data source.
yes, but then you don't pause all alerts. and you come close the territory of silence mechanics.
IMO, for v4.0.0, we can have 1 single API or button for Admin which can pause the alerting engine or the scheduler for all alerts. Whenever admin is pausing the alerting engine, he can notify all the stakeholders that Grafana alerting is in maintenance mode due to XYZ reason.
+1 on pausing alerts for a specific data source
Use-case: I want to upgrade my TSDB instance, and need to pause all alerts associated w/ that data source to during the maintenance window.
👍 Hadn't realized this feature was missing until I upgraded our TSDB yesterday and set off quite a few unintentional alarms
feat(api): adds endpoint for mass pausing alerts
docs(changelog): adds note about closing #6589
Closed by #6996
Awesome, thanks @bergquist 👍
Thank you 👍