Specify file size for recordings
As recordings grow in size, recording files take longer to download and respond more slowly when you use the seek slider to navigate during playback. To control file size, specify a threshold limit for a file. When the recording reaches this limit, Session Recording closes the file and creates an extra file to continue recording. This action is called a rollover.
You can specify two thresholds for a rollover:
- File size. The current file closes when it reaches the size, and a new file opens. By default, the rollover occurs when the size exceeds 50 MB. Supported values: 10-300.
- Duration. When the duration is reached, the current file closes and a new file opens. By default, the rollover occurs when the session records for 12 hours. Supported values: 1-24.
Rollovers occur when the first of the two conditions above is met. For example, you specify 17 MB for the size and 6 hours for the duration. When your recording reaches 17 MB in 3 hours, Session Recording closes the file and opens a new one.
To prevent the creation of many small files, Session Recording doesn’t roll over until at least one hour elapses regardless of the value specified for the file size. The exception to this rule is if the file size surpasses 300 MB.
Specify the maximum file size for recordings
- Log on to the machine hosting the Session Recording server.
- From the Start menu, choose Session Recording Server Properties.
In Session Recording Server Properties, click the Rollover tab.
- Type an integer between 10 and 300 to specify the maximum file size in MB.
- Type an integer between 1 and 24 to specify the maximum recording duration in hours.