MinIO, an open-source object storage server that offers high-performance and distributed storage facilities designed for large-scale data infrastructures. It is compatible with S3 API and it is built from scratch with a private cloud as its target. As it is open-source that means it has a widely active community worldwide. This blog post provides a comprehensive guide to deploying MinIO on Docker and Kubernetes for developers to manage storage and instances seamlessly.
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Simply, the MinIO servers stores all types of unstructured data (photos, videos, documents, log files, time-series data, etc). These data are store via the HTTP method PUT and accessed via GET, and removed by DELETE. There various ways to deploy MinIO on your server and can be used by the built-in browser. To make it simple, the browser will allow you to create buckets and upload or view objects.
Here we are going to see different ways to deploy a MinIO server.
.minio server minio
Note: You can change the Secret key an Access key by making changes in MinIO configuration file.
Open the browser and check the 9000 port of the server.
Now Paste the Access key and secret key retrieved in step3 and then click on the arrow icon to log in.
After successful login, you will see a page like this
Now, you create a bucket by clicking the red plus (+) icon at the bottom right corner and upload unstructured objects.
docker run -p 9000:9000 \
<Any Access key>
<Any secret key>
minio/minio server /data
Now use the provided Access key and Secret key to login on a browser and enjoy using MinIO.
Note: you can use -v path-to-dir:/data in command to attach a persistent volume.
The best way to deploy MinIO on Kubernetes is by helm chart.
$ helm install --set accessKey=myaccesskey,secretKey=mysecretkey \ stable/minio
In this case, we are using Port forwarding. (You can create a service like nodeport or load balancer too)
$ kubectl get pod
copy the name of MinIO pod and forward the port to 9000
$ kubectl port-forward <POD_NAME> 9000 --namespace default
You can change various configurations while deploying MinIO or after deployment. For that please go to its official Github page https://github.com/helm/charts/tree/master/stable/minio
Now for the Automation and other stuff, there is a MinIO client (a command-line interface). There are various commands with “mc” to control and manage deployed MinIO.
To get the different option with mc command use
Some useful command to use MinIO
To make a new bucket
.mc mb server-Namebucket-Name
Now you have your own MinIO storage server. You have learned different methods to deploy MinIO. The above methods are the simplest ways to deploy MinIO to make you go. There are some other ways to make it more effective. But these are the best ways to start with.
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