docker-save(1) Save one or more images to a tar archive (streamed to STDOUT by default)


docker save [--help] [-o|--output[=OUTPUT]] IMAGE [IMAGE...]


Produces a tarred repository to the standard output stream. Contains all parent layers, and all tags + versions, or specified repo:tag.

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


  Print usage statement

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


Save all fedora repository images to a fedora-all.tar and save the latest fedora image to a fedora-latest.tar:

$ docker save fedora > fedora-all.tar
$ docker save --output=fedora-latest.tar fedora:latest
$ ls -sh fedora-all.tar
721M fedora-all.tar
$ ls -sh fedora-latest.tar
367M fedora-latest.tar

See also

docker-load(1) to load an image from a tar archive on STDIN.


April 2014, Originally compiled by William Henry (whenry at redhat dot com) based on source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit <[email protected]> November 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit <[email protected]>