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Continous Docker builds causing space issues

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(Miwalker) #1

Hi,

Our Docker builds in Jenkins are run with this command and options:

> docker build --rm=true -t <repo><image> --no-cache=true --pull=true --file=<dockerfile location>

So we’re specifying to not use the cache and remove intermediate containers. When running with these options we get a bunch of images with <none>:<none> for repo and tag that are fairly large in size and can be found when running ‘docker images -a’.

When I switch the option to use cache it doesn’t create additional images as it’s using the existing ones…this all makes sense.

I’m noticing when we run with --no-cache=true and it adds more images that increases the Data Space and Metadata Space used.

Backing Filesystem: xfs
Data file: /dev/loop0
Metadata file: /dev/loop1
Data Space Used: 8.13 GB
Data Space Total: 107.4 GB
Data Space Available: 40.78 GB
Metadata Space Used: 11.14 MB
Metadata Space Total: 2.147 GB
Metadata Space Available: 2.136 GB

I’m also noticing when running with --no-cache=true that the Docker build output shows several entries like below where the intermediate container 328a077e40b7 gets deleted but not 2e40b8143997. I’m assuming this deletion is because of --rm=true.

Step 19 : RUN mkdir -p /var/log/mariadb/
—> Running in 328a077e40b7
—> 2e40b8143997
Removing intermediate container 328a077e40b7

Why doesn’t the --rm=true parameters also delete the other images like 2e40b8143997? And what’s the diff between the intermediate container it deletes and the one it doesn’t?
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Is our only longer term Docker build solution to save space to either stop building with --no-cache =true, or run a command to remove all images periodically (assuming we push them and don’t need them on that system anymore)?

Thanks,


(Michael Clifford) #2

Same issue here. I have a Jenkins job just for cleaning up old images.


(Vrms) #3

@cliffom “I have a Jenkins job just for cleaning up old images.”

something you can share details of here?