Event ID 332 — Broadcast Archiving

Updated: November 17, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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When you use a broadcast publishing point to stream content, you can configure Archiving plug-ins in Windows Media Services to archive the content to a file as it streams. Archiving is useful when you are streaming content that is not already recorded—for example, a stream from an encoder. The archive file enables you to make the content available for on-demand requests or rebroadcast. You can either wait until the broadcast is over to make the archived content available or you can use the Play While Archiving feature in Windows Media Services to allow clients to stream the archived content, even as the server continues to archive streaming content to the file. For more information, see Archiving content.

Event Details

Product: Windows Media Services
ID: 332
Source: WMServer
Version: 9.5
Symbolic Name: WMS_EVMSG_ARCHIVING_DISK_FULL
Message: The WMS Archive Data Writer plug-in stopped archiving to '%1' because available disk space is running low.

Resolve

Make disk space available for archive file storage

Make additional storage space available on the disk that contains the archive directory or change the archive path template to reference a location that has sufficient free disk space.

Make space available in the current archive directory

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To make space available in the current archive directory:

  1. On the Windows Media server, open Windows Media Services. To open Windows Media Services, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Media Services.
  2. In the console tree, click the broadcast publishing point for which you are archiving data.
  3. In the details pane, click the Properties tab.
  4. In Category, click Archiving.
  5. In Plug-in, right-click WMS Archive Data Writer, and then click Properties.
  6. In the WMS Archive Data Writer Properties dialog box, on the General tab, note the archive directory path in Directory.
  7. In Windows Explorer, remove files from the archive folder to make additional storage space available, or perform the following procedure to specify a new archive directory that has sufficient disk space.

Change the archive directory

To change the archive directory:

  1. On the Windows Media server, open Windows Media Services. To open Windows Media Services, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Media Services.
  2. In the console tree, click the broadcast publishing point for which you are archiving data.
  3. In the details pane, click the Properties tab.
  4. In Category, click Archiving.
  5. In Plug-in, right-click WMS Archive Data Writer, and then click Properties.
  6. In the WMS Archive Data Writer Properties dialog box, on the General tab, in Directory, click Browse to select a new directory for archive file storage.

Note: If archiving is in progress and the content source is a server-side playlist, the archive file created for the currently playing media element will be closed when archiving stops. When the required free disk space is made available, the archive plug-in will begin archiving the next available item in the playlist.

Verify

To verify that the output from your live broadcast is being archived correctly to a file in the archive directory, set up a Play While Archiving configuration in Windows Media Services to allow a test client to read from the archive file as the Windows Media server writes to it. For more information, see About Play While Archiving. After you have configured Play While Archiving in Windows Media Services, you can view the archive file in Windows Media Player to confirm the quality of the archived broadcast.

To view the archive file in Windows Media Player:

  1. If you want to view the file by using Windows Media Player on the computer that is running Windows Media Services, you must install Desktop Experience. For more information, see Installing Desktop Experience.
  2. On the Windows Media server, open Windows Media Services. To open Windows Media Services, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Media Services.
  3. In the console tree, click the publishing point that sources from the archive file.
  4. In the details pane, click the Announce tab, and then, in Connect to a unicast stream, note the value of the URL that a client can use to access the content.
  5. Start Windows Media Player on a computer that can access the stream, and enter the URL that you noted in the previous step. You should be able to view the archived broadcast from the beginning of the event; however, you will not be able to fast forward or rewind the content until archiving stops.

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Broadcast Archiving

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