DVR record on primary server, watch recording via edge

Paul 2016-04-27 20:24:55 UTC in Nimble Streamer

Is this possible? I only have very small VPS edge server, low hard disk space so cannot record all streams on it.

If my main server records a stream with 3 bitrates, can user watch via edge server (Without DVR stream being saved on edge server)

Maybe the answer is obvious, sorry if I am being stupid, maybe you can point me in the right direction with some tips.

Thank you

Yury Udovichenko 2016-04-28 01:46:40 UTC 

Hi Paul,

You can combine DVR recording on origin and re-streaming approach on edges: This will cover your case I think - you should try it.

If you face any problems, send us more details at

Thameem 2017-04-05 22:26:35 UTC 

Yury, Sorry I am not clear on the suggestion here. I would like to get the same DVR feature while streaming from multiple edge servers. I saved the DVR files in S3 and its recorded by Origin Server. I have mapped the S3 folder in my edge server and I would like to stream it only via my edge servers and get the same DVR behavior on live streams. How to achieve this?

Yury Udovichenko 2017-04-06 03:15:38 UTC 


DVR archive work only with Nimble Streamer, its format is not suit for plain playback.

Thameem 2017-04-06 03:37:54 UTC 

Let me make it more clear.

Origin Server A
Edge Server B

Live streaming but I would like to have the DVR feature where users can go back from live to watch the stream while live is still place.

I am able to achieve this with origin server. But to support large audience I would like to use Edge servers. How can I achieve this?

I tried to create another DVR with read only but that didn't work.

Yury Udovichenko 2017-04-06 04:45:35 UTC 

You should set up DVR on edge instead of origin.

Thameem 2017-04-06 05:14:49 UTC 

What if I use multiple edge servers? I don't want to setup the DVR on each edge which may give different duration of the video based on when the edge is coming online. I would like to setup dynamic load balancing using the script and hence looking for a solution.

I thought of using S3 and mount it on Origin and record the stream and create multiple read only DVR streams on each edge. But whats happening is the DVR url from edge is not working. Hope you can help here.

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