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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Mapping senders to groups

Background Papertrail supports a few ways to map senders to groups (like "Production", "Staging", "us-west-1", and "Web apps"), depending on how descriptive the senders’ names are, how many senders exist, how frequently they change, and…

Using the SolarWinds SnapAgent

The SolarWinds Snap Agent is designed to collect a logs and metrics from infrastructure and systems. While the Snap Agent was developed to send these metrics to AppOptics, it can be integrated with other SolarWinds…


Introduction Pushover makes it easy to get real-time notifications on your Android, iPhone, iPad, desktop, and wearables. Setup Follow the steps in Alerts. Settings Enter the user or group key (viewable when logged in to…


Papertrail can accept logs from any Elixir app, with or without the logger_papertrail_backend logging library. Send log file with remote_syslog2 Configure your Elixir app to log to a file as usual, then transmit the log…

Search syntax

If you've used Google search, you're familiar with 95% of Papertrail's search syntax. Type what you have, whether it's an IP address, an error string, the name of a program or system, a user's session,…


Introduction Papertrail can create and update an AppOptics graph displaying the number of log messages matching a search alert. Setup Follow the steps in Alerts. Settings From AppOptics' Settings page, under the API Tokens tab,…

Amazon RDS

Papertrail can aggregate query logs from Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), a hosted MySQL database service. Introduction By default, Amazon RDS outputs slow query logs to a table in the RDS instance called mysql.slow_log. If…


Here's how to tell Papertrail to turn pieces of your log messages into click-to-search elements. When those elements are clicked in the event viewer, it shows surrounding messages that match that element. Examples Situations where…

Log search API

Apps or clients can make HTTP requests to Papertrail to programmatically search for events. Papertrail's own papertrail-cli uses the API. The log search API endpoint is one part of Papertrail's HTTP API. All API calls…


Introduction Papertrail can update a Geckoboard Number and Secondary Stat widget with the number of log messages matching a search alert in the last minute, hour, or day. This uses Geckoboard’s Push API. Setup Create…