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Move docker data to another location (Ubuntu)

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Goal: I want to move my existing Docker data to new location (/mnt/Data), for more free space.


  1. Stop Docker service
    sudo systemctl stop docker

  2. Edit /etc/docker/daemon.json and insert this

    "graph": "/mnt/Data/docker"
  1. Move old data to new location
    sudo rsync -aqxP /var/lib/docker /media/Data/

  2. Temporary move old data to other directory
    sudo mv /var/lib/docker /var/lib/docker.old

  3. Start docker service
    sudo systemctl start docker

  4. Check new config work
    docker info | grep -i root This should output new location

  5. Remove old data

  6. Profit

P/s: I'm using Docker version 20.10.6, build 370c289