docker volume rm


Remove 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 rm [OPTIONS] VOLUME [VOLUME...]

Extended description

Remove one or more volumes. You cannot remove a volume that is in use by a container.

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


Name, shorthand Default Description
--force , -f API 1.25+
Force the removal of one or more volumes


$ docker volume rm hello


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