Ability to pause a Stackdriver export
It would be nice if you could 'pause' a Stackdriver export. Especially when it's sending records to a pub/sub queue for external processing.
Right now, when we have a problem where we want to stop processing logs, we edit the export filter to include a condition that we know will not match any results. This ensures we do not try and process ongoing logs while we look into the problem. Once the problem is resolved, we edit the filter again to remove the fake condition and the export resumes working as expected.
Limiting edits to the filters would reduce the opportunity to make unintended changes.
It might be better if there was a way to 'pause' an export. This way new entries are ignored and not processed. As soon as the export is resumed it would start processing again.
This type of functionality would also be useful for when you want to do the legwork of setting up a new export, but the timing of turning it on needs to be controllable.