The motto nowadays seems to be: storage is cheap!
Still, in order to keep the disk space usage down, as a developer I like to remove everything docker on my machine except for the engine. In operations, servers have to run years and housekeeping is mandatory.
Remove docker state… all of it!
Containers, images, volumes, networks
# containers docker ps -q -a | xargs docker rm</code> <code># images</code> <code>docker images -a -q| xargs docker rmi # volumes</code> <code>docker volume ls -q | xargs docker volume rm # networks docker network ls -q | xargs docker network rm
Where is all that stuff stored anyway?
Docker keeps all state in a directory. In debian and RedHat based systems this usually is
So, in a server-environment with large or growing volumes, be aware that this is the place that can grow out of hand.