Papertrail example


Use Papertrail and Datadog to:

  • Turn freeform log data into actionable metrics.
  • Avoid silo-ed operational knowledge. See and correlate log-derived metrics alongside app- and system-level metrics.



To capture metrics from Papertrail:

  1. In Papertrail’s event viewer, save a search for the log event(s) which should be graphed.

  2. Enter the name for the search and click the Save & Setup an Alert button.

  3. Choose Datadog under Graphing & Metrics.

    Papertrail notifications

  4. Choose your alert frequency and other details.

  5. Provide your Datadog API key, enter what you want to name your metric, and optionally enter some tags to associate with the metric.

    Papertrail notifications

  6. Click the Create Alert button.

Papertrail updates Datadog at your chosen interval.


No configuration steps are required for this integration.

Data Collected


The Papertrail integration does not include any metrics.


The Papertrail integration does not include any events.

Service Checks

The Papertrail integration does not include any service checks.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.