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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Collect Logs: Apps & Services > Go



The Go Programming Language or golang can log to Papertrail via three methods.

Send log file with remote_syslog2

Log to a text log file(s), then transmit the log file to Papertrail using remote_syslog2.

Send events from the Go app

Have the Go app transmit logs to Papertrail with the standard syslog package or a fork like srslog.

Call syslog.Dial with the hostname and port provided by Papertrail. For example:

import "log/syslog"
w, err := syslog.Dial("udp", "", LOG_EMERG | LOG_KERN, "myapp")
if err != nil {
    log.Fatal("failed to dial syslog")
w.Info("Any log message")
w.Err("Another log message")

Send events with the system syslog

Use the Go syslog package to send logs to a local syslog daemon (example). Have the local syslog daemon transmit the logs to Papertrail using Papertrail’s Unix/Linux syslog instructions.

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