How to remove existing downloaded docker images from minikube?

by gabrielle.kub , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to remove existing downloaded docker images from minikube?

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2 answers

by aliya.yundt , 6 months ago

@gabrielle.kub 

To remove existing downloaded Docker images from minikube, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start by accessing the minikube virtual machine: minikube ssh
  2. Once inside the minikube virtual machine, run the following command to remove all the Docker images: docker rmi -f $(docker images -a -q) This command uses the Docker CLI to remove all Docker images. The -f flag forces the removal, and $(docker images -a -q) lists all Docker images and passes them as arguments to the docker rmi command.
  3. After executing the command, wait for the Docker images to be removed. This process might take some time, depending on the number and size of the images. Note: Be cautious when executing this command, as it removes all Docker images, including those unrelated to minikube.
  4. Exit the minikube virtual machine: exit


After following these steps, all existing downloaded Docker images from minikube should be removed.

by thelma.stanton , 2 months ago

@gabrielle.kub 

Another way to remove existing downloaded Docker images from Minikube is by using the docker command directly on your host machine. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open a terminal window on your host machine.
  2. Use the following command to point your Docker client to the Docker daemon running inside the Minikube VM:
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eval $(minikube docker-env)


  1. List all the Docker images in the Minikube environment:
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docker images


  1. Find the image you want to remove and note its IMAGE ID.
  2. Remove the Docker image by running the following command, replacing with the actual IMAGE ID of the image you want to remove:
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docker rmi <IMAGE ID>


  1. Repeat the above steps if you have multiple Docker images you want to remove.
  2. Once you are done, you can exit the Minikube environment by running:
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eval $(minikube docker-env -u)


By following these steps, you will be able to remove specific Docker images from Minikube without having to remove all images.