MySQL is used commonly when building Shell as it is a robust, relational database that makes it easy to go from zero to production in no time. In addition, it is a great database with many features, making it an excellent choice for small and large applications.
However, like any other database or software, MySQL is susceptible to issues and downtimes caused by various internal and external factors. For example, connectivity issues, hardware failures, misconfiguration, lack of resources, and many other reasons can cause our MySQL instance to go down and stop working as expected. Thankfully, many services these days take care of hosting and managing MySQL instances for us, making it easy to focus on building our applications. Yet, it is still crucial to monitor the status of our database and take immediate action when something needs to be fixed as expected.
Here at LogSnag, we have been working on that to make it easy for developers to monitor their products and take immediate action when something is not working as expected. LogSnag is a simple yet powerful event-tracking tool that allows us to log anything that happens in our applications, from user actions to database status and downtimes. It creates a single source of truth for all that occurs in the product and provides a number of features to make it easy to manage and monitor our events.
For example, in the case of using MySQL with Shell, we usually set up periodic checks to ensure that our database is up and running and monitor its performance, disk, and memory usage. If we encounter any issues, such as increased disk usage, slow performance, or downtime, we log the event using LogSnag. It then notifies our team immediately and allows us to take immediate action.
In addition, LogSnag provides a powerful insights dashboard that allows us to monitor the status of our database, its performance, uptime, memory usage, and any other metric that we want to track, making it easy to monitor the health of our database.
Setting up LogSnag
- Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
- Create your first project from the dashboard.
- Head to settings and copy your API token.
Shell code snippets
To track your MySQL downtime, you can use the following code snippet
Please don't forget to replace the
YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.
Using Shell with Httpie
Using Shell with wget
Shell integration details
LogSnag provides several powerful features, such as real-time event tracking, push notifications, charts, funnels, and user journey tracking. Furthermore, it works seamlessly with Shell and is an excellent addition to your toolset.
We would love to hear about how you use LogSnag in your product, so please give it a try and let us know what you think!
Other use-cases for LogSnag
- Monitor your CI/CD build status for your Shell application
- Monitor your CPU usage in your Shell application
- Monitor when database goes down in your Shell application
- Monitor high disk usage in your Shell application
- Monitor when a user changes their email address in your Shell application
- Monitor failed logins in your Shell application
- Monitor failed payments for your Shell application
- Monitor memory usage in your Shell application
- Monitor when a new feature is used in your Shell application
- Monitor your Postgres downtime in your Shell application
- Monitor Redis downtime in your Shell application
- Monitor suspicious activity in your Shell application
- Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your Shell service
- Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your Shell application
- Get a notification when your Shell code is done executing
- Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using Shell
- Track canceled subscriptions in your Shell application
- Track your Shell cron jobs
- Track when a file is uploaded to your Shell application
- Track when a form is submitted to your Shell application
- Track payment events via Shell
- Track user sign in events in Shell
- Track user signup events via Shell
- Track waitlist signup events via Shell