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Many Linux syslog servers write to local files, creating a fragment collection of log files.
Verbose log files spread across your Linux systems make it challenging to catch errors when reading manually.
Finding the clues you need to troubleshoot effectively is time-consuming.
Pooling all your log files together makes assessing the health of your infrastructure easy. SolarWinds® Papertrail™ provides a consolidated view across all of your logs. Sending your logs to Papertrail is easy. You can use syslog or send text files via the Papertrail tiny remote_syslog2 daemon. With all your logs in one place you can easily setup global log retention and archiving policies.Sign up for a free plan
Gain instant visibility into the behavior of your Linux systems with live tail. With Papertrail, you can watch log files in real time and see events as they’re happening. Pause, search, and scroll through the live event stream. Use clickable log elements such as time, IP address, and user ID to expertly navigate through your logs. And since live tail shows both old search results and live logs together, you never need to choose between the two when investigating issues. Reduce huge log volumes to a manageable size by filtering out unwanted messages with exclusion searches, and refine your results using regular expressions.Sign up for a free plan
Make your most important log search queries repeatable with saved searches, and automatically schedule them every minute, hour, or day to create customized alerts that monitor your infrastructure. Receive notifications via email whenever new log messages match your alerts, and notify external services such as Slack, PagerDuty, or Campfire so your team is always up to speed. Spot trends and patterns by visually exploring the event data volume with log velocity analytics. Plot minute-by-minute log data to understand recent traffic spikes or discover recurring problems by looking at events spanning the last two weeks.Sign up for a free plan