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Volumes with remote host context in compose

I was excited about the --context support added in compose 1.26.0, but I immediately identified a problem:

It appears that any volumes defined in the docker-compose.yml must be on the docker host, not the machine docker-compose is running on.

Is my understanding correct?

Do you use any special volume driver that supports such a scenario?
If not, be assured that you got it right. Context itself is just a switch for which api-endpoint to address. The api-endpoint is not involved in serving the content of volumes.

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Nope, no special volume driver (assuming you mean this), thanks for clarification.

Aye, for instance a remote drive like sshfs, a remote cifs or nfs share all your machines can access, or something like this.