Remove Docker Volume

Remove Docker Volume

Docker volumes are stored in a part of the host filesystem which mounted on Docker containers. During the testing or development process, we can quickly accumulate numerous unused volumes that take a disk space and can be removed. This tutorial demonstrates how to remove Docker volume.

Remove volume

To remove volume by its name, use docker volume command with rm argument. For example, to remove a volume named test_volume, use the following command:

docker volume rm test_volume

Note that cannot to remove a volume that is used by Docker container.

Remove multiple volumes

There is a way to remove multiple volumes at a time by specifying the name of the volumes.

docker volume rm test_volume1 test_volume2

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