mc replicate import


The mc replicate import command imports JSON-formatted replication rules for a MinIO bucket from STDIN.

The following command imports the replication configuration for the mydata bucket on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc replicate import myminio/mydata < mydata-replication.json

The command has the following syntax:

  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



Required the alias of the MinIO deployment and full path to the bucket or bucket prefix for which to import the replication rules. For example:

mc replicate import myminio/mybucket

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Import Existing Replication Rules

Use mc replicate import to import bucket replication rules:

mc replicate import ALIAS/PATH < bucket-replication-rules.json
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the MinIO deployment.

  • Replace PATH with the path to the bucket or bucket prefix.


Importing Configuration Overrides Existing Rules

mc replicate import replaces the current bucket replication rules with those defined in the imported JSON configuration.

S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.