I have a issue with moving images on digitalocean. I’m using the following code:

Storage::disk('do-spaces')->move('xxx/uploads/temp/'.$image_name_request, 'xxx/dps/images/'.$image->image_filename); 

source: https://laravel.com/docs/5.5/filesystem

I did the following checks:

  • checked if file in temp folder exists -> get back true
  • both $image_name_request and $image->image_filename are set
  • Code does not give an error but nothing is changed on digitalocean spaces.
  • check if dps/image file exists gives -> false

Any idea what i’m doing wrong or a way to debug this?

edited by MattIPv4

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Hi @mbodo,

This will require some troubleshooting.

Firstly, what I see, it’s possible Laravel doesn’t recognize ‘do-spaces’ as a configured disk.

Add DigitalOcean Spaces as a configured disk in Laravel

  1. Istall via Composer Flysystem Adapter for AWS SDK V3
composer require league/flysystem-aws-s3-v3
  1. Add the following disk to the array located in Config/filesystems.php file :

    do_spaces' => [     
    'driver' => 's3',     
    'key' => env('DO_SPACES_KEY'),     
    'secret' => env('DO_SPACES_SECRET'),     
    'endpoint' => env('DO_SPACES_ENDPOINT'),     
    'region' => env('DO_SPACES_REGION'),     
    'bucket' => env('DO_SPACES_BUCKET'), 
  2. Add the following variables to your .env file

    DO_SPACES_ENDPOINT=sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com (example) DO_SPACES_REGION=SFO2 (example) 

    Once you’ve added the above, you should be able to use the 's3’ driver for your disk.


  • Dear KDSys,

    Thanks for the reaction. The strange thing is that the file system is in place. I did the following to test the system:

    storing the file:

    $filename = sha1(time()).$request->file('file')->getClientOriginalName();
    $request->file('file')->storeAs('xxx/uploads/temp/',$filename, 'do-spaces');
    Storage::disk('do-spaces')->setVisibility('xxx/uploads/temp/'.$filename, 'public');

    Checking if the file exists"

    $exists = Storage::disk('do-spaces')->

    gives true

    Trying to move the file:

    Storage::disk('do-spaces')->move('xxx/uploads/temp/'.$image_name_request, 'ligplaats/uploads/temp/'.$image->image_filename);  

    Did a visual check and checked by this code:

    $exists = Storage::disk('do-spaces')->exists('ligplaats/uploads/temp/'.$image->image_filename);

    gives false.

    Any idea what can be the issue?

    thanks for the reply.


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