Laravel 11 Store Backup on Dropbox using Spatie Tutorial

By Hardik Savani May 29, 2024 Category : Laravel

In this tutorial, I will share with you how to store backups in dropbox using Spatie in the laravel 11 application.

Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and sharing service that allows users to access their files from anywhere and share them with others. The company was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. With Dropbox, users can upload and store files such as documents, photos, and videos, which are then synced to all their devices. This means that users can access their files from their desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, as long as they have an internet connection. Dropbox also offers offline access, which allows users to work on files even when they're not connected to the internet.

In this example, we will use Dropbox and Spatie Package to back up your Laravel project and store it on your Dropbox account.

So, let's follow the below step to make it done this example.

laravel 11 dropbox backup

Step for Laravel 11 Project Backup and Store into Dropbox Example

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 11
  • Step 2: Configure Dropbox as Driver
  • Step 3: Get Dropbox API Key & Secret & Access Token
  • Step 4: Install spatie/laravel-backup
  • Step 5: Backup Laravel App

Step 1: Install Laravel 11

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the Laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Configure Dropbox as Driver

In this step, we will install the spatie/flysystem-dropbox package to access the Dropbox API. Then we will add Dropbox storage configuration in AppServiceProvider. We will also configure it as a driver in the config/filesystems.php file. So, let's run the following command to install the package.

composer require spatie/flysystem-dropbox

Next, update the AppServiceProvider file.



namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Foundation\Application;
use Illuminate\Filesystem\FilesystemAdapter;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage;
use League\Flysystem\Filesystem;
use Spatie\Dropbox\Client as DropboxClient;
use Spatie\FlysystemDropbox\DropboxAdapter;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
     * Register any application services.
    public function register(): void

     * Bootstrap any application services.
    public function boot(): void
        Storage::extend('dropbox', function (Application $app, array $config) {
            $adapter = new DropboxAdapter(new DropboxClient(
            return new FilesystemAdapter(
                new Filesystem($adapter, $config),

Now, let's add a new driver in the config/filesystems.php file.


return [
        'disks' => [
                'dropbox' => [
                    'driver' => 'dropbox',
                    'key' => env('DROPBOX_APP_KEY'),
                    'secret' => env('DROPBOX_APP_SECRET'),
                    'authorization_token' => env('DROPBOX_AUTH_TOKEN'),

Step 3: Get Dropbox API Key & Secret & Access Token

In this step, we will need to dropbox api key, secret and access token to store files on Dropbox Account.

1. You need to go here Dropbox App Console and you need to create new app as like the following screenshot:

2. After click on "Create App" button, you need to add name of App.

3. Add "files.content.write" permission to your app.

4. Here you need to get API Key, API Secret and Access token from here and need to set on .env file.

You need to set all configuration on your .env file.



Step 4: Install spatie/laravel-backup

Here, we will install and configure the spatie/laravel-backup composer package to backup your Laravel project and send it to your Dropbox account.

So, let's run the following command:

composer require spatie/laravel-backup

Here, we will run a command to publish the Spatie package separately.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Backup\BackupServiceProvider"

Above the vendor publish command, a new config/backup.php file is published. In this file, you have to set backup values.

For instance, set the dropbox name to the disks property; this is the disk name that will store your backup.


return [
        'destination' => [
             * The disk names on which the backups will be stored.
            'disks' => [

Step 5: Backup Laravel App

Now, we are ready to take a backup of the Laravel application. So, let's run the following command:

php artisan backup:run

You will see the backup stored in the Dropbox account as shown below:

I hope it can help you...