MinIO S3

MinIO is an open-source, high-performance, distributed object storage system that implements the same public API as Amazon S3. The MinIO server can be used as a local alternative to public cloud systems.

For more information go to the MinIO website:

Data storage

Data storage is the location where the backups are stored. GitProtect allows users to define multiple datastores, which can be assigned to any backup plan. During the backup, the agent sends the backed-up data directly to the data storage. Storage management is available on the Storages tab in GitProtect Panel.

Adding storage

One of the many types is S3 storage. To add new storage to GitProtect, open the Storages tab and click the (+) Add storage button.

Add storage name

Set storage type to S3 storage

Provide the Access key ID field with the MinIO username and select or add a secret access key from the Password manager.

See also how to add a password to the safe password manager:

pageAdd A New Password

The Access key ID and secret access key are credentials used for logging in to the MinIO web console.

Set the Service URL to MinIO's address. The Default MinIO port is 9000.

Set the bucket name

The bucket is created via the MinIO web console

Before saving, ensure that the device, which will browse the storage, can reach it. By using the Change button, you can select one of the devices assigned to GitProtect as the browsing machine - the one that will connect the share to the system.

Removing storage

To delete the existing data storage, open the Storages tab, then click on Recycle bin icon next to the storage you want to delete. During the delete operation, you have the option to delete all backups from the storage. All you have to do is select the checkbox. Confirm the operation by choosing the Remove button.

As long as the data from the storage is not deleted, the storage can be re-connected to GitProtect and allows the recovery of previously backed-up data.

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