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Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

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Hello,
I'm not a developer or a guru system engineer, but I'm doing quite well on win/linux systems . I would like to put in my test/demo lab an object storage platform to be used as backup repository. Does anyone know any free S3 compatible platform to install on win/linux VM, but easy to configure and integrate into Veeam?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

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Hi Davide
Typically people are using either AWS Free Tier or Minio.
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

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Agree with Egor, using Minio myself.
It's cross-platform and fairly easy to deploy/use with Veeam.
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Another option is using FreeNAS or TrueNAS, which is covered in this external blog post.
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Thanks to all.
I have already freeNAs on my lab. I'll first try with it.
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

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Hello,
have tried both FreeNAS and minIO, but I'm not able to setup SSL certificate because I have never worked with certificates and the Trial & error method is not working.
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

Post by oleg.feoktistov » 3 people like this post

Ciao Davide,


Certificates configuration for Minio is described here.
As a shortcut example:
- Copy contents of this web page and save them as generate_cert.go file.
- Download and install binary package for go from this site.
- Run in powershell/cmd/terminal:

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go run generate_cert.go -ca --host "ipaddress"
You'll find cert.pem and key.pem files generated in the same directory where generate_cert.go is.
- Rename cert.pem to public.crt and key.pem to private.key.
- Put them both to C:\Users\<Username>\.minio\certs\
- When launching minio server, you should see the protocol of your endpoint link changed to https.
Then, you should be able to add https endpoint for S3 Compatible Repository.

That's just what I did to make it work.

Saluti,
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

Post by davide.depaoli »

Ciao Oleg,
I followed your instructions step by step and worked perfectly. However Veeam is unable to connect to the repository (failed to retrieve certificate from minio server on port 9000).
If you have time and want to continue helping me, please look my screenshots
minio server https://www.screencast.com/t/8mzkYy9OKilx
Veeam Repository configuration on v10 RTM/Win2019 https://www.screencast.com/t/O5XFWSUjyOHE
eeam Repository configuration on 9.5 u4/Win2016 https://www.screencast.com/t/cdZJ2hroUsJ



Grazie 1000
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

Post by davide.depaoli » 2 people like this post

Solved !
Was a Windows firewall issue.

Thank you so much Oleg for your precious help. This shows that things are simple when one knows what and how to do them !
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Re: Looking for simple free S3 compatible platform

Post by oleg.feoktistov » 1 person likes this post

Yeah, had the issue with firewall on initial setup too.
Anyway, glad to help :wink:
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Post by sfirmes » 1 person likes this post

I've used GnuTLS and the instructions that are in the Minio documentation. But I switched to use the method/tools that Oleg noted and they are so much easier to use.

Thanks Oleg!!!
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