docker container export

DescriptionExport a container's filesystem as a tar archive
Usagedocker container export [OPTIONS] CONTAINER
docker export


The docker export command doesn't 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 exports the contents of the underlying directory, not the contents of the volume.

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


-o, --outputWrite to a file, instead of STDOUT


The following commands produce the same result.

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