Docker: How to Move Docker Images
In our previous post, we saw that how could we install and work on Docker container in Ubuntu and CentOS/Redhat distributions. now we know how to pulled images from Docker Hub and work on them. we should also know how to move Docker images from one working host to another host. So that we could skip the internet pull every time and also can save our configuration into new images and move them to another host for the same application.
In this post we would work on CentOS6.9 Linux machine with one fedora docker image. we will see how could we take backup of it and restore it on another Host.
[root@srv3 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.9 (Final) [root@srv3 ~]# docker images fedora REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED VIRTUAL SIZE fedora latest 0c462a372ed0 5 months ago 230.3 MB
Save Docker Image
Now we have fedora image in the machine that has some changes in course of time which used to work in a certain manner which was worked to deploy an application and I like to move the same image in another host and use it in the same manner.
Let’s start how to take a backup of Docker image…
# docker save fedora | gzip > fedora.tar.gz
This command will create fedora.tar.gz command, this file contains docker image. which could move and restore on another Host machine.
Restore or Import Image
Now its time to resore and work on Host with this image. SO we have to move this image on another Host. in my case both machine has same network So i used scp command to copy data. and Import fedora Docker image.
root@srvU:~# docker images REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED SIZE root@srvU:~# zcat fedora.tar.gz | docker import - fedora sha256:3e0882ed3c66f693f38fc5238227de859731a76df0313a144804b9a13a66cd05 root@srvU:~# docker images REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED SIZE fedora latest 3e0882ed3c66 7 seconds ago 240 MB
Now we could run this image to work on.
# docker run -it fedora /bin/bash [root@ccf80e78a743 /]#