Data volume

Data volume is the fundamental building block of data sharing in the Docker environment. Before getting into the details of data sharing, it is imperative to get a good understanding of the data volume concept. Until now, all the files that we create in an image or a container is part and parcel of the union filesystem. The container's union filesystem perishes along with the container. In other words, when the container is removed, its filesystem is also automatically removed. However, the enterprise-grade applications must persist data and the container's filesystem will not render itself for such a requirement.

The Docker ecosystem, however, elegantly addresses this issue with the data volume concept. Data volume is essentially ...

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