docker export


Export a container’s filesystem as a tar archive

Usage

$ docker export [OPTIONS] CONTAINER

Refer to the options section for an overview of available OPTIONS for this command.

Description

The docker export command does not export the contents of volumes associated with the container. If a volume is mounted on top of an existing directory in the container, docker export will export the contents of the underlying directory, not the contents of the volume.

Refer to Back up, restore, or migrate data volumes in the user guide for examples on exporting data in a volume.

For example uses of this command, refer to the examples section below.

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--output , -o Write to a file, instead of STDOUT

Examples

Each of these commands has the same result.

$ docker export red_panda > latest.tar
$ docker export --output="latest.tar" red_panda