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Creating a database monitoring blackout period

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This article is on configuring and scheduling DPA Monitor Blackout Periods.  A monitor blackout period is a specific time frame in which you do not want DPA to monitor a database instance. Use monitor blackout periods for scheduled downtime such as service maintenance and change management. 


  • All versions of DPA



  1. In DPA, click Options.
  2. Under Database Instances, click Monitor Blackout Periods.
  3. Select a database instance.
  4. Select the Stop and Start Monitoring days and times, and click Add New Blackout Period.
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