Make Your Logs Work for You

The days of logging in to servers and manually viewing log files are over. SolarWinds® Papertrail™ aggregates logs from applications, devices, and platforms to a central location.

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Troubleshoot Fast and Enjoy It

SolarWinds® Papertrail™ provides cloud-based log management that seamlessly aggregates logs from applications, servers, network devices, services, platforms, and much more.

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Aggregate and Search Any Log

SolarWinds® Papertrail™ provides lightning-fast search, live tail, flexible system groups, team-wide access, and integration with popular communications platforms like PagerDuty and Slack to help you quickly track down customer problems, debug app requests, or troubleshoot slow database queries.

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For Engineers, By Engineers

At-a-glance sender log data transfer visibility

Posted by Troy Davis on

We just made identifying high-volume senders easier. Now when you view information about a group, you’ll see a pie chart of currently-searchable log messages broken down by sender.
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Better log colors thanks to Solarized

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Fellow Seattleite Ethan Schoonover created a color scheme called Solarized, and as of today, Papertrail uses its palette when colorizing log messages. Solarized logs look like this:
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More colorful logging with ANSI color codes

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Papertrail’s event viewer now honors ANSI color codes in log messages. Here’s an example: The light blue and purple colors were chosen by the application which generated these logs (Ruby on Rails) and are embedded in the log messages. The messages contain ANSI color codes. These escape characters can set the foreground color, background color, and…
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Send Ruby AWS SDK logs to remote syslog and Papertrail

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In the AWS Ruby blog, Trevor Rowe covers Logging HTTP Wire Traces with the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) and overriding the default Logger class. By default, aws-sdk logs to $stdout for Ruby apps or Rails.logger for Rails apps. Trevor’s example passes in an alternative Logger instance that is backed by $stderr: AWS.config(:logger =>…
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Change groups without leaving the event viewer

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Papertrail’s log viewer now supports switching groups. We’re always looking for small tweaks that make a big impact on our own, and hopefully, your workflow. Thanks to Ben Fyvie for suggesting this.
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Search Alert: StatHat graphs

Posted by Eric Lindvall on

We’ve just added support to graph the number of log messages matching a search in StatHat. StatHat provides a simple way to graph important metrics and easily measure how it is performing compared to the past. It provides ways to receive alerts based on changes in data or absolute thresholds and automatically lets you know…
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Papertrail is now brought to you by Papertrail Inc.

Posted by Troy Davis on

When we started Papertrail, it was within a company called Seven Scale (which we’d used for prior ventures). As Papertrail has grown, it no longer made sense to use the Seven Scale name. Over the next few weeks, references to “Seven Scale” will change to “Papertrail Inc.” Our customers will see zero impact from this change.…
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Announcing the Dashboard Finder: a better jumping-off point

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We’re proud to announce the Dashboard Finder, which is now live on Papertrail’s Dashboard. Try it:
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Announcing search alert minimum thresholds

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As users know, Papertrail has offered painless log search alerts for some time. Notify a Campfire chat room, email a team, or kick off a PagerDuty escalation process when something important happens. Get periodic summaries about less-critical issues.
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A fresher home page

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Last week we quietly released a new papertrailapp.com public home page. Our goal was simple: incorporate what we’ve learned from operating Papertrail. We’ve actually seen how people interact with the site, which wasn’t the case when the original site was designed. While the text hasn’t changed dramatically, the new site’s layout highlights the elements that we’ve seen firsthand are…
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