MinIO is a software-defined high performance distributed object storage server. You can run MinIO on consumer or enterprise-grade hardware and a variety of operating systems and architectures.
All MinIO deployments implement Erasure Coding backends. You can deploy MinIO using one of the following topologies:
- Single-Node Single-Drive (SNSD or “Standalone”)
Local development and evaluation with no/limited reliability
- Single-Node Multi-Drive (SNMD or “Standalone Multi-Drive”)
Workloads with lower performance, scale, and capacity requirements
Drive-level reliability with configurable tolerance for loss of up to 1/2 all drives
Evaluation of multi-drive topologies and failover behavior.
- Multi-Node Multi-Drive (MNMD or “Distributed”)
Enterprise-grade high-performance object storage
Multi Node/Drive level reliability with configurable tolerance for loss of up to 1/2 all nodes/drives
Primary storage for AI/ML, Distributed Query, Analytics, and other Data Lake components
Scalable for Petabyte+ workloads - both storage capacity and performance
Use MacOS-based MinIO deployments for early development and evaluation. MinIO strongly recommends Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu) for long-term development and production environments.
Site replication expands the features of bucket replication to include IAM, security tokens, access keys, and bucket features the same across all sites.
Site replication links multiple MinIO deployments together and keeps the buckets, objects, and Identity and Access Management (IAM) settings in sync across all connected sites.
Each MinIO deployment (“peer site”) synchronizes the following changes across the other peer sites:
Creation, modification, and deletion of buckets and objects, including
Creation and deletion of IAM users, groups, policies, and policy mappings to users or groups (for LDAP users or groups)
Creation of Security Token Service (STS) credentials for session tokens verifiable from the local
Creation and deletion of access keys (except those owned by the
Site replication enables bucket versioning for all new and existing buckets on all replicated sites.
Not everything replicates across sites.
MinIO deployments in a site replication configuration do not replicate the creation or modification of the following items:
MinIO recommends non-EOL macOS versions (10.14+).
For unlisted platforms or architectures, please reach out to MinIO at email@example.com for additional support and guidance. You can build MinIO from source and cross-compile for your platform and architecture combo. MinIO generally does not recommend source-based installations in production environments.