Store all the docker data on a external volume

Posted November 5, 2021 91 views
UbuntuMiscellaneousDockerDigitalOcean Volumes

I am using a basic droplet to host some docker containers. But my drive is starting to fill up and because i don’t need extra cpu and ram i want to add a volume to my droplet. Only my question is how do point docker to store all the data on the new volume.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, this should be doable. I recently had a similar situation. You can follow the steps here on how to move the default /var/lib/docker to another directory here:

Hope that this helps!