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Blog > 10 Minute Alert Frequency

10 Minute Alert Frequency

Posted by By telliott on June 6, 2014

Papertrail now offers a fourth time frequency for search alerts:
every 10 minutes.

10 minutes is short enough for many operational problems, yet long enough to capture multiple occurrences of many problems. 10 minutes fits 2 common situations particularly well:

  • Time-sensitive problems which check for a certain numer of occurrences (using Papertrail’s minimum alert threshold). For example, 3 segfaults in 10 minutes.
  • Urgent problems which may continue for some time once they start.
    Waiting an hour is too long, yet there’s no need for a notification
    every minute while a problem is occurring.

To change the frequency of a search alert, visit Papertrail’s Dashboard, hover over the related search, and click “Edit”:

Search alert frequencies