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10 Minute Alert Frequency

Posted by @troyd on

Papertrail now offers a fourth time frequency for search alerts: every 10 minutes.

10 minutes is short enough for many operational problems, yet long enough to capture multiple occurrences of many problems. 10 minutes fits 2 common situations particularly well:

  • Time-sensitive problems which check for a certain numer of occurrences (using Papertrail’s minimum alert threshold). For example, 3 segfaults in 10 minutes.

  • Urgent problems which may continue for some time once they start. Waiting an hour is too long, yet there’s no need for a notification every minute while a problem is occurring.

To change the frequency of a search alert, visit Papertrail’s Dashboard, hover over the related search, and click “Edit”:

Search alert frequencies

Enjoy!