I ran out of storage on my docker build server. I need to delete unnecessary files, but there is a command to safely allocate space.
What to do first
grasp of the situation
Identify what is putting pressure on the disk in docker.
docker system df command, you can identify the disk usage related to docker.
# docker system df TYPE TOTAL ACTIVE SIZE RECLAIMABLE Images 9 1 2.014GB 1.962GB (97%) Containers 2 0 0B 0B Local Volumes 4 2 824.6MB 781.2MB (94%) Build Cache 0 0 0B 0B
It will remove stopped containers, unused volumes, unused networks, and unused images.
docker system prune
However, the option to delete unused volumes and images is required.
# docker system prune --help Usage: docker system prune [OPTIONS] Remove unused data Options: -a, --all Remove all unused images not just dangling ones --filter filter Provide filter values (e.g. 'label=<key>=<value>') -f, --force Do not prompt for confirmation --volumes Prune volumes
I was able to reduce the size of the file by 355.4MB.
553d15cd6b78ad0f21788a22e9ce16a7295c4bab97609973 deleted: sha256:7ae9338aed73a0f33568db53740431038d3a1f779c4dae40d27433984e1cd97c deleted: sha256:b1be54c8cadff1e50b87b93559320a1ae57b8d0dd326507148f7ca81d707beed deleted: sha256:86d78f10b9718618eaae056f5dfa1edae518949aee4578e4147268e9db2e75f0 Total reclaimed space: 355.4MB
However, this does not remove the storage.
–volumes optiion. you can also delete storage.
docker system prune --volumes WARNING! This will remove: - all stopped containers - all networks not used by at least one container - all volumes not used by at least one container - all dangling images - all build cache Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N] y
If you choose
–all option. you can also delete images.
# docker system prune --all WARNING! This will remove: - all stopped containers - all networks not used by at least one container - all images without at least one container associated to them - all build cache Are you sure you want to continue? [y/N]
When you finish deleting unnecessary files, it will be zero.
# docker system df TYPE TOTAL ACTIVE SIZE RECLAIMABLE Images 0 0 0B 0B Containers 0 0 0B 0B Local Volumes 0 0 0B 0B Build Cache 0 0 0B 0B