Session Recording

Specify file size for recordings

As recordings grow in size, recording files takes longer to download and responds 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. When the file reaches the specified number of MB, Session Recording closes the file and opens a new one. By default, files roll over after reaching 50 MB. You can specify a limit from 10 MB to 300 MB.
  • Duration. After the session records for the specified number of hours, the file is closed and a new file is opened. By default, files roll over after recording for 12 hours. You can specify a limit from one to 24 hours.

Session Recording checks both fields to determine which event occurs first to determine when to roll over. For example, you can specify 17 MB for the file size and six hours for the duration. When your recording reaches 17 MB in three hours, Session Recording reacts to the 17 MB file size to close the file and open 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

  1. Log on to the machine hosting the Session Recording server.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Session Recording Server Properties.
  3. In Session Recording Server Properties, click the Rollover tab.

    File rollover

  4. Type an integer between 10 and 300 to specify the maximum file size in MB.
  5. Type an integer between 1 and 24 to specify the maximum recording duration in hours.
Specify file size for recordings