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Hello cron job monitoring & alerts, goodbye silent failures

Posted by @coryduncan on

Papertrail has had the ability to alert on searches that match events for years, but what about when they don’t? When a cron job, backup, or other recurring job doesn’t run, it’s not easy to notice the absence of an expected message. But now, Papertrail can do the noticing for you. Today we’re excited to release inactivity alerts, offering the ability to alert when searches don’t match events.

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Improved Log and Account Access Permissions

Posted by @rpheath on

Starting today, it’s possible to grant a user access to logs from certain senders/groups (within the same Papertrail organization). Additionally, we’ve added specific permissions for managing users, changing plans, and purging logs.

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Event Viewer Display Options

Posted by @coryduncan on

Papertrail’s event viewer displays the full text of your events including the timestamp, log sender, and program. Sometimes, one log element can get in the way of what you’re looking for.

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Subtle Refinements to Papertrail's Event Viewer

Posted by @rpheath on

We’re pleased to release several improvements to Papertrail’s event viewer. Based on our own experience and how we’ve seen customers use Papertrail, these changes make the viewer easier for new users to incrementally explore, then more predictable once you have.

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Never type the same API token twice

Posted by @coryduncan on

Typing the same alert settings into multiple alerts sucks. Browser autocompletion makes it tolerable, but it’s not ideal. To help with this, now when you create a new alert, you can copy details from one of your existing alerts. This is a quick way to set up multiple alerts that share details.

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