In 2020 many of our processes moved online, so use of the Zoom Cloud storage has increased greatly. To help alleviate this climbing number of bytes, we ask all Zoom users to delete any Zoom recordings in the Cloud they no longer need, and to move any recordings they want or need to preserve to another location such as Mediasite or a physical storage device. 

We implemented a 90 day purge schedule for previously recorded content: 

  • September 15, 2020 for content through Feb 29, 2020
  • December 14, 2020 for content through June 30, 2020
  • March 15, 2020 for content through Dec 31, 2020


We are currently re-evaluating our storage issue and retention policies so this may be updated.

UPDATE 9/14/21:

We will be purging on Oct 12, 2021 for content through June 30, 2021.

For faculty, this purge means if you're using a Zoom Cloud recording link in BOLT, you will need to move the recording to another storage and stream location such as Mediasite before the date of the purge and update the links in your courses. 

For anyone, to preserve recordings, you will need to download and store them elsewhere. 

We created a guide to assist with this for faculty and staff, and a separate one for students. They are included with this article.

If you want to learn how to auto copy your recordings from Zoom to Mediasite, check out this article: How can I automatically copy recordings from the Zoom Cloud over to Mediasite? and In Zoom, what is the Course ID Number from BOLT?