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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?

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Hello,

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:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-node-js-application-for-production-on-ubuntu-16-04

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby