I love Sentry, but it’s very heavy. It runs close to 50 Docker containers, some of which use more than 1GB RAM each. I’m running it on a VPS with 10GB RAM and it barely fits on there. They used to say 8GB RAM is required but bumped it to 16GB RAM after I started using it.

It’s built for large-scale deployments and has a nice scalable enterprise-ready design using things like Apache Kafka, but I just don’t need that since all I’m using it for is tracking bugs in some relatively small C# and JavaScript projects, which may amount to a few hundred events per week if that. I don’t use any of the fancier features in Sentry, like the live session recording / replay or the performance analytics.

I could move it to one of my 16GB or 24GB RAM systems, but instead I’m looking to evaluate some lighter-weight systems to replace it. What I need is:

  • Support for C# and JavaScript, including mapping stack traces to original source code using debug symbols for C# and source maps for JavaScript.
    • Ideally supports React component stack traces in JS.
  • Automatically group the same bugs together, if multiple people hit the same issue
    • See how many users are affected by a bug
  • Ignore particular errors
  • Mark a bug as “fixed in next release” and reopen it if it’s logged again in a new release
  • Associate bugs with GitHub issues
  • Ideally supports login via OpenID Connect

Any suggestions?


  • danOPA
    6 months ago

    Nice to see you on here! I understand the lack of time - I’ve got some projects I’ve had on hold for years because of time constraints. I’m definitely going to try Glitchtip.

    If I get some free time, I’ll see if I can write some docs about using source maps for JS apps. Sounds like it works in the same way as Sentry’s does.

    It was a great idea for GlitchTip to reuse the Sentry SDKs and CLI, because their SDKs are solid. They’ve got the best .NET SDK out of all of the error logging systems I evaluated two years ago which is why I was using Sentry. Unfortunately, Sentry has become significantly heavier over those two years.