DigitalOcean Spaces and Laravel Unable to write file at location:

I’ve been searching and following documentations & videos but can’t seem to make DigitalOcean Spaces work with Laravel 10

'spaces' => [
            'driver' => 's3',
            'key' => env('DO_SPACES_KEY'),
            'secret' => env('DO_SPACES_SECRET'),
            'region' => env('DO_SPACES_REGION'),
            'bucket' => env('DO_SPACES_BUCKET'),
            'endpoint' => env('DO_SPACES_ENDPOINT'),
            'url' => env('DO_SPACES_URL'),
            'throw' => true,
if (!Storage::disk('spaces')->put($folder . '/' . $filename, file_get_contents($attachment), 'public')) {
            return false;


Unable to write file at location: profiles/1-cor-sample.jpg.

the file comes from the request

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Bobby Iliev
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February 9, 2024


There are a few things that I could suggest checking, starting by ensuring your .env configuration matches your DigitalOcean Spaces details accurately. It’s good to double-check for any typos or incorrect values, especially in DO_SPACES_KEY, DO_SPACES_SECRET, DO_SPACES_REGION, and DO_SPACES_BUCKET. Your endpoint and URL seem correctly configured for the Singapore region (sgp1).

After that out of the way, I could suggest adding 'visibility' => 'public' setting to your filesystem as it will be needed to ensure that the images uploaded via the media manager are visible to the public.

Then to further diagnose the issue, you can try catching the exception to get more detailed error messages:

try {
    Storage::disk('spaces')->put($folder . '/' . $filename, file_get_contents($attachment), 'public');
} catch (\Exception $e) {
    // Alternatively, log the error message
    // Log::error($e->getMessage());

This can provide more insight into what’s going wrong, whether it’s a permissions issue, a problem with the file itself, or something else.

Also, what I could suggest is to try writing a simple text file to Spaces to rule out issues with the $attachment variable or its contents:

Storage::disk('spaces')->put('test.txt', 'Hello, Spaces!', 'public');

If this works, the issue might be with how you’re handling or referencing $attachment.

Let me know how it goes!



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