As recordings grow
in size, the files can take longer to download and react 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 opens a new one to continue recording. This
action is called a
You can specify two
thresholds for a rollover:
- File size. When the file
reaches the specified number of megabytes, Session Recording closes the file
and opens a new one. By default, files roll over after reaching 50 megabytes;
however, you can specify a limit from 10 megabytes to one gigabyte.
- 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;
however, you can specify a limit from one to 24 hours.
checks both fields to determine which event occurs first to determine when to
rollover. For example, if you specify 17MB for the file size and six hours for
the duration and the recording reaches 17MB in three hours, Session Recording
reacts to the 17MB file size to close the file and open a new one.
To prevent the
creation of many small files, Session Recording does not rollover until at
least one hour elapses (this is the minimum number that you can enter)
regardless of the value specified for the file size. The exception to this rule
is if the file size surpasses one gigabyte.