RecordingMode - Amazon Config
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Specifies the default recording frequency that Amazon Config uses to record configuration changes. Amazon Config supports Continuous recording and Daily recording.

  • Continuous recording allows you to record configuration changes continuously whenever a change occurs.

  • Daily recording allows you to receive a configuration item (CI) representing the most recent state of your resources over the last 24-hour period, only if it’s different from the previous CI recorded.


Amazon Firewall Manager depends on continuous recording to monitor your resources. If you are using Firewall Manager, it is recommended that you set the recording frequency to Continuous.

You can also override the recording frequency for specific resource types.



The default recording frequency that Amazon Config uses to record configuration changes.


Daily recording is not supported for the following resource types:

  • AWS::Config::ResourceCompliance

  • AWS::Config::ConformancePackCompliance

  • AWS::Config::ConfigurationRecorder

For the allSupported (ALL_SUPPORTED_RESOURCE_TYPES) recording strategy, these resource types will be set to Continuous recording.

Type: String


Required: Yes


An array of recordingModeOverride objects for you to specify your overrides for the recording mode. The recordingModeOverride object in the recordingModeOverrides array consists of three fields: a description, the new recordingFrequency, and an array of resourceTypes to override.

Type: Array of RecordingModeOverride objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 1 item.

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: