MinIO on OpenBSD 7.2: Install



MinIO is one of object storage suites compatible with AWS S3. It is written in Go (Golang) and offers high performance. It is also open source, and available as backend object storage service on private cloud and so on.

This post shows how to install it on OpenBSD and publish it as service. It’s easy, because MinIO is offered via Ports :)


  • OS: OpenBSD 7.2
  • Object Storage: MinIO 0.20220826


Install via package manager

Just run:

$ doas pkg_add minio

The output was:

quirks-6.42 signed on 2023-01-08T01:39:04Z
useradd: Warning: home directory `/var/minio' doesn't exist, and -m was not specified
minio-0.20220826: ok
The following new rcscripts were installed: /etc/rc.d/minio
See rcctl(8) for details.
New and changed readme(s):

Daemon is ready

You will see /etc/rc.d/minio was created. The daemon control script starts with:


daemon="/usr/local/bin/minio server"

Look at daemon_flags. /var/minio/export is created at minio installation. It means minio data will be stored there.

Well, the minio directory is here:

$ doas ls -aR /var/minio

The output was:

doas ls -aR /var/minio
.      ..     export

.  ..

Has been unused yet.

Be careful the daemon listens to egress by default

Let’s see /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/minio.

According to it:

Its API/web interface is accessible by default on port 9000, listening on all network interfaces.

It means the minio daemon by default listens to egress and is open to all packets on the external interface.

Extend file limits (Optional)

The readme also says:

Bumping file limits

Per it is advised to run minio with more file descriptors than what is allowed by the default daemon login class.

Add this to the login.conf(5) file if you want to bump those limits:


Refer to for more details on how to run minio.

In order to extend the limit, edit /etc/login.conf to append the lines below:

+ minio:\
+ 	:openfiles-cur=4096:\
+ 	:openfiles-max=8192:\
+ 	:tc=daemon:

Then run to update the database:

$ doas cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf

It updates /etc/login.conf.db which is effective for performance improvement especially on very large /etc/login.conf.

Activate daemon

Let’s activate the daemon:

$ doas rcctl enable minio

The run it:

$ doas rcctl start minio

Besides, alternatively, you may use -f option to run the server on trial with keeping the daemon deactivated:

$ doas rcctl -f start minio

Is minio started ?

Let’s see the minio directory again:

$ doas ls -a /var/minio

The output was:

.      ..     .minio export

.minio is created !! In addition, with ls -aR /var/minio, you will see many files were created ;)


How is networking on the daemon ? Run to check:

$ curl

The output was:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Access Denied.</Message><Resource>/</Resource><RequestId>(...)</RequestId><HostId>(...)</HostId></Error>

Actually, it was “Bad Request”. It should be confirmed with this:

$ curl -I

It returned:

HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 261
Content-Type: application/xml
Server: MinIO
Vary: Origin
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 14:40:57 GMT

It’s OK, because our minio server is just installed. Congratulations for now !!! Configuration should be followed at the next step. What is important here is it gave response !!!

Let’s see it also works to an external request:

$ curl <minio-ip>:9000

Response gotten ? :)


MinIO on OpenBSD
  1. MinIO on OpenBSD 7.2: Install
  2. MinIO on OpenBSD 7.2: Configure network

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