docker volume inspect


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...]

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.

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


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


$ docker volume create myvolume


Use the docker volume inspect comment to inspect the configuration of the volume:

$ docker volume inspect myvolume

The output is in JSON format, for example:

    "CreatedAt": "2020-04-19T11:00:21Z",
    "Driver": "local",
    "Labels": {},
    "Mountpoint": "/var/lib/docker/volumes/8140a838303144125b4f54653b47ede0486282c623c3551fbc7f390cdc3e9cf5/_data",
    "Name": "myvolume",
    "Options": {},
    "Scope": "local"

Use the --format flag to format the output using a Go template, for example, to print the Mountpoint property:

$ docker volume inspect --format '{{ .Mountpoint }}' myvolume


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