COPY failed issue

(New to Docker)

Im having an issue when trying to use a Docker file and run nginx.

The Issue:
Cannot copy files. I have created a basic Docker file, Im trying to get nginx running via the Docker file, but I get the below issue.

docker build . Sending build context to Docker daemon 2.56kB Step 1/2 : FROM nginx ---> b8efb18f159b Step 2/2 : COPY /home/www/html/ /usr/share/nginx/html/ COPY failed: stat /var/lib/docker/tmp/docker-builder375485353/home/www/html: no such file or directory

OS Version/build:
CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

App version:
Docker version 17.06.0-ce, build 02c1d87

Docker Content:
FROM nginx
COPY /home/www/html/ /usr/share/nginx/html/

Any thoughs on this issue would be great


After searching I managed to find a thread which had a similar issue, and they said the way to get this working is by running the command in the location of the source files and not to use a full path in the Docker file.

FROM nginx
COPY ./index.htm /usr/share/nginx/html/

This then works :slight_smile: