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High Performance, Kubernetes Native Object Storage

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MinIO Quickstart Guide

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MinIO is a High Performance Object Storage released under Apache License v2.0. It is API compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service. Use MinIO to build high performance infrastructure for machine learning, analytics and application data workloads.

Docker Container


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


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

NOTE: Docker will not display the default keys unless you start the container with the


(interactive TTY) argument. Generally, it is not recommended to use default keys with containers. Please visit MinIO Docker quickstart guide for more information here


Homebrew (recommended)

Install minio packages using Homebrew

sh 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


official repo instead.

sh brew uninstall minio brew install minio/stable/minio

Binary Download

| Platform | Architecture | URL | | ---------- | -------- | ------ | | Apple macOS | 64-bit Intel | |

sh chmod 755 minio ./minio server /data


Binary Download

| Platform | Architecture | URL | | ---------- | -------- | ------ | | GNU/Linux | 64-bit Intel | |

sh wget chmod +x minio ./minio server /data

| Platform | Architecture | URL | | ---------- | -------- | ------ | | GNU/Linux | ppc64le | |

sh wget chmod +x minio ./minio server /data

Microsoft Windows

Binary Download

| Platform | Architecture | URL | | ---------- | -------- | ------ | | Microsoft Windows | 64-bit | |

sh minio.exe server D:\Photos



Install minio packages using pkg, MinIO doesn't officially build FreeBSD binaries but is maintained by FreeBSD upstream here.

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. Minimum version required is go1.13

GO111MODULE=on go get

Allow port access for Firewalls

By default MinIO uses the port 9000 to listen for incoming connections. If your platform blocks the port by default, you may need to enable access to the port.


For hosts with iptables enabled (RHEL, CentOS, etc), you can use


command to enable all traffic coming to specific ports. Use below command to allow access to port 9000

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 9000 -j ACCEPT service iptables restart

Below command enables all incoming traffic to ports ranging from 9000 to 9010.

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 9000:9010 -j ACCEPT service iptables restart


For hosts with ufw enabled (Debian based distros), you can use


command to allow traffic to specific ports. Use below command to allow access to port 9000

ufw allow 9000

Below command enables all incoming traffic to ports ranging from 9000 to 9010.

ufw allow 9000:9010/tcp


For hosts with firewall-cmd enabled (CentOS), you can use


command to allow traffic to specific ports. Use below commands to allow access to port 9000

firewall-cmd --get-active-zones

This command gets the active zone(s). Now, apply port rules to the relevant zones returned above. For example if the zone is


, use

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=9000/tcp --permanent

Note that


makes sure the rules are persistent across firewall start, restart or reload. Finally reload the firewall for changes to take effect.

firewall-cmd --reload

Test using MinIO Browser

MinIO Server comes with an embedded web based object browser. Point your web browser to ensure your server has started successfully.


Test using MinIO Client


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.

Pre-existing data

When deployed on a single drive, MinIO server lets clients access any pre-existing data in the data directory. For example, if MinIO is started with the command

minio server /mnt/data

, any pre-existing data in the


directory would be accessible to the clients.

The above statement is also valid for all gateway backends.

Upgrading MinIO

MinIO server supports rolling upgrades, i.e. you can update one MinIO instance at a time in a distributed cluster. This allows upgrades with no downtime. Upgrades can be done manually by replacing the binary with the latest release and restarting all servers in a rolling fashion. However, we recommend all our users to use [

mc admin update

]( from the client. This will update all the nodes in the cluster and restart them, as shown in the following command from the MinIO client (mc):

mc admin update <minio alias e.g. myminio>

Important things to remember during upgrades:

  • mc admin update
    will only work if the user running MinIO has write access to the parent directory where the binary is located, for example if the current binary is at
    , you would need write access to
  • In the case of federated setups
    mc admin update
    should be run against each cluster individually. Avoid updating
    until all clusters have been updated.
  • If you are updating the server it is always recommended (unless explicitly mentioned in MinIO server release notes), to update
    once all the servers have been upgraded using
    mc update
  • mc admin update
    is disabled in docker/container environments, container environments provide their own mechanisms for updating running containers.
  • If you are using Vault as KMS with MinIO, ensure you have followed the Vault upgrade procedure outlined here:
  • If you are using etcd with MinIO for the federation, ensure you have followed the etcd upgrade procedure outlined here:

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