Docker: Push Image
- Push an image to a repo
- docker push <image_name>
- this will most likely fail
- By default, it interacts with Docker Hub
- Docker: Registry Login into the Docker Hub from the command line
- docker login --username=yourhubusername --email@example.com
- Create the Repo on Docker Hub
- Use web interface and click "Create"
- The local image and remote image need to match
- docker tag <image_name> <docker_hub_name>/<image_name>
- docker push <docker_hub_name>/<image_name>
Saving and loading images
Pushing to Docker Hub is great, but it does have some disadvantages:
- Bandwidth - many ISPs have much lower upload bandwidth than download bandwidth.
- Unless you’re paying extra for the private repositories, pushing equals publishing.
- When working on some clusters, each time you launch a job that uses a Docker container it pulls the container from Docker Hub, and if you are running many jobs, this can be really slow.
- Solutions to these problems can be to save the Docker container locally as a a tar archive, and then you can easily load that to an image when needed.
To save a Docker image after you have pulled, committed or built it you use the docker save command. For example, lets save a local copy of the verse_gapminder docker image we made:
docker save verse_gapminder > verse_gapminder.tar
If we want to load that Docker container from the archived tar file in the future, we can use the docker load command:
docker load --input verse_gapminder.tar