Docker volume error "Error response from daemon: unable to remove volume: remove DataVolume: volume is in use"

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I am trying to remove a volume from my system. I end up with the following error

Error response from daemon: unable to remove volume: remove DataVolume: volume is in use - [d0d2233b668eddad4986313c7a4a1bc0d2edaf0c7e1c02a6a6256de27db17a63]

I think this volume is being used by one of my containers. But I am not sure which.

Nov 25, 2019 in Docker by Hannah
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Hi @Hannah,

The error mentions which container is using the volume you are trying to delete

Error response from daemon: unable to remove volume: remove DataVolume: volume is in use - [d0d2233b668eddad4986313c7a4a1bc0d2edaf0c7e1c02a6a6256de27db17a63]

The bolded section in the above line is your container's id which is using the volume.

What you can do is, remove the container and then delete the volume.

answered Nov 25, 2019 by Aria

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