Steps to connect your MinIO storage to SimpleBackups

Connect MinIO Storage to SimpleBackups

If you are using MinIO as your object storage system, you can easily connect it to SimpleBackups to store your backups. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Create a new bucket in MinIO

Log in to your MinIO dashboard and create a new bucket where you will store your backups. Make sure to take note of the bucket name.

Step 2: Generate access credentials in MinIO

To connect with SimpleBackups, you need to generate access credentials that have read and write permissions on the bucket you created in Step 1. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your MinIO dashboard and click on the Access Keys tab
  1. Click on Generate New Keys to create a new set of access credentials
  1. Take note of the Access Key and Secret Key values

Step 3: Add MinIO as a storage provider in SimpleBackups

  1. Go to and click on the "Connect Storage +" button.
  1. Select S3-Compatible Storage as the storage type.
  1. Enter the following information:
      • Endpoint: The URL to access your MinIO server (e.g.
      • Access Key: The access key value you generated in Step 2
      • Secret Key: The secret key value you generated in Step 2
      • Bucket: The name of the bucket you created in Step 1
  1. Click Validate to test the connection and then Save Storage at the bottom after giving it a name.
Tip #1 — If you encounter any issues connecting your storage to SimpleBackups, make sure that your firewall is configured to allow incoming connections to your storage. You may also want to double-check that your login credentials are correct and that your storage is accessible. Click “Behind a firewall?” to see all the IP addresses you need to whitelist.
Tip #2 — If you do not use a password and instead rely on passwordless authentication, aka, public key authentication, make sure you add SimpleBackups’ public key to your storage. To do so, just click on the “Show public key” toggle you see on the storage creation page then add the key you see to your storage authorized keys.
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Last updated on May 12, 2023