docker checkpoint create

Description

Create a checkpoint from a running container

API 1.25+  The client and daemon API must both be at least 1.25 to use this command. Use the docker version command on the client to check your client and daemon API versions.

This command is experimental.

This command is experimental on the Docker daemon. It should not be used in production environments. To enable experimental features on the Docker daemon, edit the daemon.json and set experimental to true.

Experimental features provide early access to future product functionality. These features are intended for testing and feedback only as they may change between releases without warning or can be removed entirely from a future release. Experimental features must not be used in production environments. Docker does not offer support for experimental features. For more information, see Experimental features.

To enable experimental features in the Docker CLI, edit the config.json file and set experimental to enabled.

To enable experimental features from the Docker Desktop menu, click Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Daemon and then select the Experimental features check box.

Usage

docker checkpoint create [OPTIONS] CONTAINER CHECKPOINT

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--checkpoint-dir Use a custom checkpoint storage directory
--leave-running Leave the container running after checkpoint

Parent command

Command Description
docker checkpoint Manage checkpoints
Command Description
docker checkpoint create Create a checkpoint from a running container
docker checkpoint ls List checkpoints for a container
docker checkpoint rm Remove a checkpoint