Docker storage drivers

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Docker relies on driver technology to manage the storage and interactions associated with images and the containers that run them. This section contains the following pages:

If you are new to Docker containers make sure you read “Understand images, containers, and storage drivers” first. It explains key concepts and technologies that can help you when working with storage drivers.


The Docker storage driver material was created in large part by our guest author Nigel Poulton with a bit of help from Docker’s own Jérôme Petazzoni. In his spare time Nigel creates IT training videos, co-hosts the weekly In Tech We Trust podcast, and lives it large on Twitter.


container, storage, driver, AUFS, btfs, devicemapper, zvfs