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Stop docker when not using it


(Mihamarkic) #1

Is there a way to stop docker to release the resources it uses? I mean I don’t use it all the time and perhaps freeing RAM helps when not using it.


(David Maze) #2

(Whale), “Quit Docker”? Or, in the Docker Toolbox world, docker-machine stop default?

(I do, definitely, sometimes have Docker-related memory pressure, and stopping Docker when I’m not using it helps a lot.)


(Mihamarkic) #3

Ah, of course, quit the whale, silly me. Perhaps it would be nice to have a Stop menu item that would leave the whale on tray or something.