Minio Quickstart Guide

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Minio is an object storage server released under Apache License v2.0. It is compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service. It is best suited for storing unstructured data such as photos, videos, log files, backups and container / VM images. Size of an object can range from a few KBs to a maximum of 5TB.

Minio server is light enough to be bundled with the application stack, similar to NodeJS, Redis and MySQL.

Docker Container

Stable

docker pull minio/minio
docker run -p 9000:9000 minio/minio server /data

Edge

docker pull minio/minio:edge
docker run -p 9000:9000 minio/minio:edge server /data

Please visit Minio Docker quickstart guide for more here

macOS

Homebrew

Install minio packages using Homebrew

brew install minio/stable/minio
minio server /data

NOTE: If you previously installed minio using brew install minio then it is recommended that you reinstall minio from minio/stable/minio official repo instead.

brew uninstall minio
brew install minio/stable/minio

Binary Download

Platform Architecture URL
Apple macOS 64-bit Intel https://dl.minio.io/server/minio/release/darwin-amd64/minio
chmod 755 minio
./minio server /data

GNU/Linux

Binary Download

Platform Architecture URL
GNU/Linux 64-bit Intel https://dl.minio.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/minio
chmod +x minio
./minio server /data

Snap

Install minio using Snap

sudo snap install minio --edge

Start minio using snap run command

sudo snap connect minio:mount-observe
sudo snap run minio server /data

Microsoft Windows

Binary Download

Platform Architecture URL
Microsoft Windows 64-bit https://dl.minio.io/server/minio/release/windows-amd64/minio.exe
minio.exe server D:\Photos

FreeBSD

Port

Install minio packages using pkg

pkg install minio
sysrc minio_enable=yes
sysrc minio_disks=/home/user/Photos
service minio start

Install from Source

Source installation is only intended for developers and advanced users. If you do not have a working Golang environment, please follow How to install Golang.

go get -u github.com/minio/minio

Test using Minio Browser

Minio Server comes with an embedded web based object browser. Point your web browser to http://127.0.0.1:9000 ensure your server has started successfully.

Screenshot

Test using Minio Client mc

mc provides a modern alternative to UNIX commands like ls, cat, cp, mirror, diff etc. It supports filesystems and Amazon S3 compatible cloud storage services. Follow the Minio Client Quickstart Guide for further instructions.

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Contribute to Minio Project

Please follow Minio Contributor's Guide