How does digital ocean spaces work?

Posted July 6, 2020 3.3k views
DigitalOcean Spaces

What if my storage space in droplet is already full, and I am using s3fs for an image folder in my web app, will i still be able to store images in that folder even the droplet storage is full? Please enlighten me I’m a newbie with Amazon S3 and DO Spaces.

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Hi there @ITAscend,

Yes, this is correct, you can store files on your DigitalOcean space independently from your Droplet’s storage.

Check out this tutorial to learn more about object storage and if it’s right for your use case.

Also for more information on how to work with spaces I would recommend checking out this documentation page here:

Hope that this helps!

by Brian Boucheron
Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed today. With today's complex deployments, containers, and ephemeral infrastructure, the days of simply saving files to disk on a single server are gone. Cloud providers have developed services to fill the storage needs of modern application deployments, and they mostly fit into two categories: object storage, and block storage.