Creating Volume with Alpine

Posted on Feb 20, 2019   ∣  1 min read  ∣  Docker

Creating Volume with Alpine

Tested Infrastructure

Platform Number of Instance Reading Time
Play with Docker 1 5 min


Getting Started

Create a Docker volume and pull Alpine image

Create a Docker volume to which you will add persistent data.

docker volume create --name mydata

Create a Docker container, attach the data volume, and add persistent data. Pull a lightweight Alpine distribution image. docker pull alpine

Create a container from Alpine and mount the volume mydata to /mnt.

docker run -ti --name client -v mydata:/mnt alpine /bin/sh

Create files in Alpine

Go to the /mnt directory, touch (create) two files, and verify they exist.

cd /mnt
touch foo.txt
touch bar.txt

Exit the container.


Verify that the container exists and is stopped.

docker ps -a

Verify the existence of Docker volume

Delete the container and then verify that it is gone.

docker rm client
docker ps –a

Run a new container and mount the volume mydata to /mnt again.

docker run --rm -ti -v mydata:/mnt alpine /bin/sh

Go to the /mnt directory and observe if the files still exist.

cd /mnt

Exit the container.


Verify that the volume still exists.

docker volume ls

Clean up artifacts.

docker rm -f $(docker ps -aq) .
docker rmi $(docker images -q)
docker volume rm $(docker volume ls -q)