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How to find where Docker images are stored on the host server?

Posted May 4, 2021 190 views
Linux BasicsDockerLinux Commands

Hello,

My server is running low on disk space and I think it is it is because of some Docker images.

How can I find the directory where the Docker images are stored at on the host/server itself?

Thanks!

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Hi there,

By default they will be stored in the /var/lib/docker/driver_name directory. The driver_name directory would depend on the driver that you are using.

What I usually would do is to always use the following command to verify the data directory:

docker info | grep -i 'Data file'

I would also recommend taking a look at the following two answers for more information:

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby