Confirmation and recovery period
Learn how to configure confirmation and recovery periods for monitors in Better Uptime.
To set up confirmation and recovery periods go to Monitors -> Select a monitor -> Configure -> Advanced settings.

The confirmation period states how long we wait after observing a failure before we start a new incident.
To change the confirmation period go to Monitors -> Select a monitor -> Configure -> Advanced settings and set the dropdown to your preferred period.
Example
To understand how this works let's take a monitor with a 30-second check frequency and 1 minute confirmation period. When this monitors observers an incident, it will wait another 30 seconds before performing the next check according to the check frequency. If this check is valid (up and working) there will be no incident created as the recovery occured within the confirmation period. In this case, the valid check could be even done after 60 seconds after the initial failed check and there would still not be an incident created.

The recovery period states how long a monitor has to be up before we automatically mark it as recovered and the related incident as resolved.
To change the recovery period go to Monitors -> Select a monitor -> Configure -> Advanced settings and set the dropdown to your preferred period.
Example
To understand how this works let's take a monitor with a 30-second check frequency, immediate confirmation period, and 1-minute recovery period. When this monitor observers a downtime, it will create an incident immediately as the confirmation period is set to an immediate start. If the next check that comes after 30 seconds shows the monitor as available (up and working), it will start the confirmation period countdown. This will take 60 seconds, during which 2 additional checks are performed, and both need to be valid in order for the incident to resolve automatically. If any of the checks fails during the recovery period the counter is reset and the monitor waits again for a valid check to start the recovery period again.
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