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Working just with files instead of a registry

Is there a way to just work with files instead of registries when doing push and pull? I am inside of a firewall and need to just work on files since I can’t get outside the firewall.

If you want to build images in an air gapped environment, you will need to run a private registry. Afair duing build the manifest will be queried from the registry, even if the base image you use exists in the local image cache.

Though, running images in an air gapped environment works like a charm. Just build the images in an environment that has access to a registry, then export those images with “docker save” and import them on your air gapped hosts with “docker load” into the docker engines local image cache and be good.