The scheduled maintenance feature is a way to let your customers know ahead of time when you're going to be unavailable due to maintenance. Creating a scheduled maintenance will add the information to your status page and also send a notification to those who have opted-in to receive notifications.
For the most part, scheduled maintenances share the same fields as regular incidents. They have a name, message, status, can be tweeted, and if component subscriptions are enabled, you can specify which components are affected.
You can let your customers know the planned maintenance window by setting a start time and an end time. This will help your customers to plan ahead around your maintenance.
Scheduled maintenances have four distinct statuses that are different than the normal incident statuses. When you create a scheduled maintenance, it will automatically be given the status of "Scheduled" and can be updated from there.
If you want a more hands-off approach to scheduled maintenance, there are three different actions you can have automatically done for you.
We'll automatically post to your linked Twitter account announcing the upcoming maintenance.
We'll send a reminder notification to email and SMS subscribers 60 minutes before this maintenance is scheduled to start.
We'll change the status of the scheduled maintenance from "Scheduled" to "In Progress" at the specified start of the maintenance period. Additional options include...
We'll change the status of the scheduled maintenance from whatever it is at the time to "Completed" at the specified end of the maintenance period. Additional options include...