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Problem running docker-backup when docker daemon runs in host mode #8

mikedolx opened this issue Jul 30, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Jul 30, 2019


I'm currently trying to run a volume backup with docker-backup on my docker host. The docker daemon runs in host mode meaning it accepts remote connections on a custom tcp port (-H tcp:// but the standard option via unix file is also available (-H unix:// ).

When i try to run the docker-backup with the the following options

docker-backup --addr localhost:30000 --proto tcp store /path/to/my/archive.tar.gz mycontainer


docker-backup --addr /var/run/docker.sock --proto unix store /path/to/my/archive.tar.gz mycontainer

i get the error message

Storing mycontainer's volume container as /path/to/my/archive.tar.gz
Couldn't find data container

Am i missing something? Any help would be appreciated.




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commented Jul 30, 2019

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commented Aug 7, 2019

This tool assumes that you have a dedicated 'volume container' you use with --volumes-from flag, which was best practice back in the days.
I probably should archive this project since I'm not using it anymore. In context of something like Kubernetes you should use volume snapshots etc for backups anyways.

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