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


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?


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Bobby Iliev
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May 4, 2021
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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

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