node.js with one or more long running processes that need to write to file system

I need to have one or more long running processes that capture a streamers chat data and store it to a local file (ie each chat message will be a single line written to streamer-name.txt).

Every 12 hours, I will grab all streamer files, process them, and move to another service. So the files need to persist!

I have no idea how to accomplish this… I was considering utilizing an S3 bucket and writing to that but I have concerns about latency and reliability… maybe this shouldn’t be a concern? Maybe a virtual machine or something?

Submit an answer
Answer a question...

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
April 29, 2022


Indeed using a Droplet sounds better than the App Platform, as with the Droplet you will have persistent storage.

You can follow the steps here on how to deploy a Node.js App on a Droplet:

The commands from the video can be found here:

Hope that this helps!