docker volume inspect

Estimated reading time: 1 minute


Display detailed information on one or more volumes

API 1.21+  The client and daemon API must both be at least 1.21 to use this command. Use the docker version command on the client to check your client and daemon API versions.


docker volume inspect [OPTIONS] VOLUME [VOLUME...]


Name, shorthand Default Description
--format , -f Format the output using the given Go template

Parent command

Command Description
docker volume Manage volumes
Command Description
docker volume create Create a volume
docker volume inspect Display detailed information on one or more volumes
docker volume ls List volumes
docker volume prune Remove all unused local volumes
docker volume rm Remove one or more volumes

Extended description

Returns information about a volume. By default, this command renders all results in a JSON array. You can specify an alternate format to execute a given template for each result. Go’s text/template package describes all the details of the format.


$ docker volume create
$ docker volume inspect 85bffb0677236974f93955d8ecc4df55ef5070117b0e53333cc1b443777be24d
      "Name": "85bffb0677236974f93955d8ecc4df55ef5070117b0e53333cc1b443777be24d",
      "Driver": "local",
      "Mountpoint": "/var/lib/docker/volumes/85bffb0677236974f93955d8ecc4df55ef5070117b0e53333cc1b443777be24d/_data",
      "Status": null

$ docker volume inspect --format '{{ .Mountpoint }}' 85bffb0677236974f93955d8ecc4df55ef5070117b0e53333cc1b443777be24d