% DOCKER(1) Docker User Manuals % Docker Community % JUNE 2014


docker-save - 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.


--help 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 docker.com source material and internal work. June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit SvenDowideit@home.org.au November 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit SvenDowideit@home.org.au