docker volume inspect

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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, shorthandDefaultDescription
--format , -fFormat the output using the given Go template

Parent command

docker volumeManage volumes
docker volume createCreate a volume
docker volume inspectDisplay detailed information on one or more volumes
docker volume lsList volumes
docker volume pruneRemove all unused volumes
docker volume rmRemove 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