All Papertrail accounts include:

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)
  • REST API
  • Team-wide groups & searches
  • Automated export for reporting
  • Search alerts
  • Unlimited systems & users
  • Encrypted logging
Sign Up - Free Plan

No credit card required and account doesn't expire. 5 GB first month bonus, then 100 MB/month.

  • $7

    1 GB/month

    1 week search

    1 year archive

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  • $18

    2 GB/month

    1 week search

    1 year archive

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  • $35

    4 GB/month

    2 weeks search

    1 year archive

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  • $75

    8 GB/month

    2 weeks search

    1 year archive

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  • $150

    16 GB/month

    2 weeks search

    1 year archive

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  • $230

    25 GB/month

    2 weeks search

    1 year archive

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Larger plan? Custom service?

Papertrail manages billions of log messages each month. Here's high-volume and custom options.

See Larger & Custom Plans

Bootstrapped startup and can't afford this? Contact us and we'll work with you.

  • How can I reach you? Email us or hop into our chat room. When we're awake, we're available.

  • How did you choose these durations? We used them. 3-7 days satisfied something like 97% of our own searches. Early users made the same observation. Archives worked well for the rest.

  • What happens when the limit is reached? It's up to you. Logs can stop or can continue "pay as you go" (up to 200% extra, at 20% higher price per GB). You're always notified and can switch at any time.

  • How is log transfer (GB) calculated? The length of the message, plus 50 bytes for metadata. 1 GB is 6.6 million 100-character messages. Transfer is measured monthly, so day-to-day variations are fine.

  • Can I search, analyze, and download archives? Yes. Archives are downloadable and are copied to Amazon S3. We've made it simple to analyze and search them (see Hadoop on EMR).

  • Can I log from my less-common network or app? If it has Internet access, the chances are very good. Yes to NAT, dynamic IPs, text log files, VMs, EC2, app clouds, and local collectors. Ask us or try it.