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NAME

docker-container-export - Export a container's filesystem as a tar archive

SYNOPSIS

docker container export [OPTIONS] CONTAINER

DESCRIPTION

Export the contents of a container's filesystem using the full or shortened container ID or container name. The output is exported to STDOUT and can be redirected to a tar file.

Stream to a file instead of STDOUT by using -o.

EXAMPLES

Export the contents of the container called angry_bell to a tar file called angry_bell.tar:

$ docker export angry_bell > angry_bell.tar
$ docker export --output=angry_bell-latest.tar angry_bell
$ ls -sh angry_bell.tar
321M angry_bell.tar
$ ls -sh angry_bell-latest.tar
321M angry_bell-latest.tar

See also

docker-import(1) to create an empty filesystem image and import the contents of the tarball into it, then optionally tag it.

OPTIONS

-h, --help[=false] help for export

-o, --output="" Write to a file, instead of STDOUT

SEE ALSO

docker-container(1)
Sep 2019 Docker Community