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Understanding Docker: part 31 – Volumes

Aurélie Vache
Cloud Developer - Google Developer Expert on Cloud - CKAD - Speaker - Sketchnoter - Technical writer - Conferences organizer - "Duchess France" women in tech association Leader - Mentor
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Understanding Docker can be difficult or time-consuming. In order to spread knowledge about Cloud technologies I started to create sketchnotes about Docker. I think it could be a good way, more visual, to explain Docker (and other technologies like Kubernetes and Istio).

We continue the series of Docker sketchnotes with a focus about volumes.

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As usual, if you like theses sketchnotes, you can follow me, and tell me what do you think. I will publish others sketchs shortly :-).

If you are interested, I published all the sketchnotes on Docker (and new ones!) to make a "book" of 93 pages: "Understanding Docker in a visual way".

Discussion (1)

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Bashar Ayyash

Would you please explain more about named volumes, as I came across some docker-compose.yml files contain named volumes but I didn't know where they are stored locally, for example:

Docker-compose service

  • mysqlVolume:/etc/mysql/my.cfg


  • mysqlVolume: