Amazon RDS

Papertrail can aggregate query logs from Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), a hosted MySQL database service. Here’s how.


By default, Amazon RDS outputs slow query logs to a table in the RDS instance called mysql.slow_log. If configured, all queries can be logged to mysql.general_log. Here’s more.

2 methods exist to send RDS logs to Papertrail:

  1. William Cheung has created a standalone Play Framework app which retrieves these logs from RDS instances and aggregates them in Papertrail.
  2. Joe Shaw created a standalone Go app called rdstail to stream logs to Papertrail.

Setup: Play framework

To setup, read the README and watch this video:

Aggregating Amazon RDS query logs in Papertrail

Alternative: rdstail

To setup, visit rdstail README.