I would like to limit my docker volumes in size, So I don't have one container crashing my entire environment because of excessive writes depleting my storage space.

I found it is possible to limit volumes size at creation time using --opt o=size=100m However Is it possible to change the size limit after I have created the volume?


If you're talking about editing the volume opt parameters using the docker CLI/API: no.

If you're talking about resizing on the fly: it depends on the driver. TMPFS can be expanded when remounted, as well as BTRFS, ZFS, etc, but that's not using docker CLI or API.

  • is there a method to do so manually? (not by docker CLI\API)?
    – GKman
    Sep 6 '20 at 6:56
  • What’s the type you used in the volume configuration? Do you have the command you ran to create it? Sep 6 '20 at 10:17

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