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Kvpbase Storage Server


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Scalable, simple RESTful object storage platform, written in C#

New in v4.2

  • Code manageability improvement, migration to ORM
  • Dependency updates
  • More complete Postman collection
  • Lock management APIs

Help and Feedback

First things first - do you need help or have feedback? File an issue here!

Initial Setup

The binaries for Kvpbase can be created by compiling from source or using the pre-compiled binaries found in Kvpbase.StorageServer\bin\release\net5.0\ (I intentionally did not .gitignore these files). Executing the binaries will create the requisite configuration files and database tables.

$ dotnet Kvpbase.StorageServer.dll

By default, Kvpbase will listen on localhost and only handle requests from the local machine. If you wish to change this, modify Server.DnsHostname in the system.json file. When modifying this value, follow these rules:

  • If you are using an IP address that listens on any interface such as, *, or +, Kvpbase must be run using elevated privileges
  • If using any other IP address or DNS name, the HOST header on incoming requests MUST match the value for this parameter

Your First GET Requests

By default, data is stored within ./Storage/[userguid]/[containername]. The setup process will create a series of sample files within the default user's container, also named default, which is configured for public/unauthenticated read access:

Creating Your First Object

To create your first object, call POST /[userguid]/[containername]/[objectkey]. A simple cURL example is shown here.

$ curl -X POST -d "My first object!" "http://localhost:8000/default/default/firstfile.txt?x-api-key=default"

The response is simply a 200/OK.

Then retrieve it:

$ curl http://localhost:8000/default/default/firstfile.txt

The result is a 200/OK with your data:

My first object!

Enumerate the Container

To see the contents of your container, call GET /[userguid]/[containername].

$ curl "http://localhost:8000/default/default"

Deleting Your First Object

To delete your first object, call DELETE /[userguid]/[containername]/[objectkey]. A simple cURL example is shown here.

$ curl -X DELETE "http://localhost:8000/default/default/firstfile.txt?x-api-key=default"

The response is simply a 200/OK.


Please visit our documentation [] for details on APIs, configuration files, deployment scenarios, and more.

Use Cases

Core use cases for Kvpbase Storage Server:

  • Object storage - create, read, update, delete, search objects using HTTP
  • Container storage - create, read, update, delete, search containers using HTTP
  • Primary storage for objects - range read, range write, and append support
  • Scalable storage - multi-node scale-out support using shared backend disk storage
  • Filesystem gateway - RESTful access to existing SAN/DAS (block with filesystem) or NAS (fileshares via CIFS, NFS)

Version History

Refer to for version history.