Quickstart for Linux

This procedure deploys a Standalone MinIO server onto Linux for early development and evaluation of MinIO Object Storage and it’s S3-compatible API layer.

Standalone deployments (also called “filesystem mode”) support a subset of MinIO features where redundancy or availability are dependent entirely on the underlying drive or volume.

For instructions on deploying to production environments, see Deploy MinIO in Distributed Mode.

Prerequisites

  • Read, Write and Execute permissions on your local user folder (e.g. ~/minio).

  • Permission to install binaries to the system PATH (e.g. access to /usr/local/bin).

  • Familiarity with the Linux terminal or shell (Bash, ZSH, etc.).

  • A 64-bit Linux OS (e.g. RHEL 8, Ubuntu LTS releases).

Procedure

  1. Install the MinIO Server

    The following tabs provide examples of installing MinIO onto 64-bit Linux operating systems using RPM, DEB, or binary. The RPM and DEB packages automatically install MinIO to the necessary system paths and create a systemd service file for running MinIO automatically. MinIO strongly recommends using RPM or DEB installation routes.

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO RPM and install it.

    wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/minio-20220519182059.0.0.x86_64.rpm -O minio.deb
    sudo dnf install minio.rpm
    

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO DEB and install it:

    wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/minio_20220519182059.0.0_amd64.deb -O minio.deb
    sudo dpkg -i minio.deb
    

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO binary and install it to the system $PATH:

    wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/minio
    chmod +x minio
    sudo mv minio /usr/local/bin/
    
  2. Launch the MinIO Server

    Run the following command from the system terminal or shell to start a local MinIO instance using the ~/minio folder. You can replace this path with another folder path on the local machine:

    mkdir ~/minio
    minio server ~/minio --console-address :9090
    

    The mkdir command creates the folder explicitly at the specified path.

    The minio server command starts the MinIO server. The path argument ~/minio identifies the folder in which the server operates.

    The minio server process prints its output to the system console, similar to the following:

    API: http://192.0.2.10:9000  http://127.0.0.1:9000
    RootUser: minioadmin
    RootPass: minioadmin
    
    Console: http://192.0.2.10:9090 http://127.0.0.1:9090
    RootUser: minioadmin
    RootPass: minioadmin
    
    Command-line: https://docs.min.io/docs/minio-client-quickstart-guide
       $ mc alias set myminio http://192.0.2.10:9000 minioadmin minioadmin
    
    Documentation: https://docs.min.io
    
    WARNING: Detected default credentials 'minioadmin:minioadmin', we recommend that you change these values with 'MINIO_ROOT_USER' and 'MINIO_ROOT_PASSWORD' environment variables.
    
  3. Connect Your Browser to the MinIO Server

    Open http://127.0.0.1:9000 in a web browser to access the MinIO Console. You can alternatively enter any of the network addresses specified as part of the server command output. For example, Console: http://192.0.2.10:9090 http://127.0.0.1:9090 in the example output indicates two possible addresses to use for connecting to the Console.

    While the port 9000 is used for connecting to the API, MinIO automatically redirects browser access to the MinIO Console.

    Log in to the Console with the RootUser and RootPass user credentials displayed in the output. These default to minioadmin | minioadmin.

    MinIO Console displaying login screen

    You can use the MinIO Console for general administration tasks like Identity and Access Management, Metrics and Log Monitoring, or Server Configuration. Each MinIO server includes its own embedded MinIO Console.

    MinIO Console displaying bucket start screen

    For more information, see the MinIO Console documentation.

  4. (Optional) Install the MinIO Client

    The MinIO Client allows you to work with your MinIO server from the commandline.

    Download the mc client and install it to a location on your system PATH such as /usr/local/bin. You can alternatively run the binary from the download location.

    wget https://dl.min.io/client/mc/release/linux-amd64/mc
    chmod +x mc
    sudo mv mc /usr/local/bin/mc
    

    Use mc alias set to create a new alias associated to your local deployment. You can run mc commands against this alias:

    mc alias set local http://127.0.0.1:9000 minioadmin minioadmin
    mc admin info local
    

    The mc alias set takes four arguments:

    • The name of the alias

    • The hostname or IP address and port of the MinIO server

    • The Access Key for a MinIO user

    • The Secret Key for a MinIO user

    The example above uses the root user.

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