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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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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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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

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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Help Papertrail make engineers and entrepreneurs happy – we’re hiring

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We’ve grown to need part-time technical customer support. A few things make this a unique position: work from anywhere, any time, and choose how much. Float between a few hours and 20 hours/week (if not more). Also, do as much beyond tech support as you’re interested in. Learn more: https://gist.github.com/troy/5066341.
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More signal, less noise with simple, free log filtering

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Papertrail can now filter log messages on behalf of your apps and systems. Constantly logging a noisy system error that you’re well aware of? Don’t care about requests from monitoring probes? Give us a regular expression and we’ll ignore them. No need to touch your app or system config.
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A touch more elegance in Heroku add-on interface

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Papertrail provides a Heroku add-on for aggregating and managing logs from apps, including dyno/app output, router requests, and platform events. This calls for a consistent interface between the Heroku Dashboard and Papertrail (when accessed as an add-on), so Papertrail displays part of the heroku.com site header.
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Ordering saved searches alphabetically

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Aside from the new group-wide log context link, we made one much smaller change: saved searches are now alphabetized in Papertrail’s Dashboard. Back Story Until today, saved searches were shown in the order that they had been created. This made sense with a relatively small number of searches (and when a relatively small set of…
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Changing behavior of links to surrounding context

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As you’ve probably seen, Papertrail’s log viewer shows links to display a specific message in context. Click the name of a log sender or a program to jump to that message within the related messages generated right before and right after it:
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Announcing read-only account permissions

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I’m pleased to announce that Papertrail now supports a read-only account access level. Need to share short-term log visibility with a consultant? Want to spread ops visibility throughout your company, without the risk of someone accidentally changing a setting? This is for you.
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If I could think of anything funny about time zones, it would be here

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Almost everything we touch at Papertrail has a timestamp, which means it also has an expressed or implied time zone. Here’s more about why and how we work with time zones, then an introduction to new time zone-aware search alerts.
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Improving PagerDuty Alerts

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Our PagerDuty search alert was one of our first user-contributed alerts. @darron dropped by our chat room and pointed places where small improvements to the alert could give a lot more information when jumping on a problem. Over the past week, I talked with a few customers about how they were using PagerDuty alerts. They suggested…
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