This procedure deploys a Standalone MinIO server onto Windows 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.
Read, write, and execute permissions for the preferred local directory or file path
Familiarity with using the Command Prompt or PowerShell
Install the MinIO Server
Download the MinIO executable from the following URL:
The next step includes instructions for running the executable. You cannot run the executable from the Explorer or by double clicking the file. Instead, you call the executable to launch the server.
In PowerShell or the Command Prompt, navigate to the location of the executable or add the path of the
minio.exe file to the system
Use this command to start a local MinIO instance in the
You can replace
C:\minio with another drive or folder path on the local computer.
.\minio.exe server C:\minio --console-address :9090
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.
The process is tied to the current PowerShell or Command Prompt window. Closing the window stops the server and ends the process.
Connect your Browser to the MinIO Server
Access the MinIO Console by going to a browser (such as Microsoft Edge) and going to
http://127.0.0.1:9000 or one of the Console addresses specified in the
minio server command’s 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.
9000 is used for connecting to the API, MinIO automatically redirects browser access to the MinIO Console.
Log in to the Console with the
RootPass user credentials displayed in the output.
These default to
minioadmin | minioadmin.
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.
For more information, see the MinIO Console documentation.
(Optional) Install the MinIO Client
The MinIO Client allows you to work with your MinIO volume from the commandline.
Download the standalone MinIO server for Windows from the following link:
Double click on the file to run it. Or, run the following in the Command Prompt or PowerShell.
mc.exe alias set to quickly authenticate and connect to the MinIO deployment.
mc.exe alias set local http://127.0.0.1:9000 minioadmin minioadmin mc.exe admin info local
mc.exe 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
For additional details about this command, see mc alias set.