How to add a new system to an existing Group

Bill Doughty

31 Mar, 2014 12:24 PM UTC

I just started sending papertrail logs from a new server. The logs are showing up fine, but they aren't part of the group I want them to be in. How can I add this new system to a group?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Troy on 31 Mar, 2014 03:18 PM UTC

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for asking. To add a server to an existing group, visit Papertrail's Dashboard and then click the name of the group itself (such as "All Systems").

    You'll arrive at a page with a pie chart of usage by sender. On that page, click "Edit Settings" in the upper right. Here, you can add or remove individual systems by checking or unchecking them.

    Also, if your systems follow a naming convention and you want to include all of a certain type, look at the "Include systems named:" field. A good example is including all Web servers; if they were named www1, www2, and www3, you could include www*. When www4 is added later, it will automatically be included. Systems can be part of multiple groups at the same time, so there's no risk of a system suddenly moving.

    The tip on that form field has a few examples and I'm happy to help.



  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Troy on 31 Mar, 2014 05:36 PM UTC

    Hi Bill, thanks again for sending this. It was one of the motivators for a new page on our knowledge base, which I just wrote and published. It's here:

    Here's the slightly-generalized version of the question you asked:

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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