podman-export - Man Page

Export a container's filesystem contents as a tar archive


podman export [options] container

podman container export [options] container


podman export exports the filesystem of a container and saves it as a tarball on the local machine. podman export writes to STDOUT by default and can be redirected to a file using the --output flag. The image of the container exported by podman export can be imported by podman import. To export image(s) with parent layers, use podman save. Note: : is a restricted character and cannot be part of the file name.

podman [GLOBAL Options]

podman export [GLOBAL Options]

podman export [Options] CONTAINER


--help, -h

Print usage statement

--output, -o

Write to a file, default is STDOUT


Export container into specified tar ball:

$ podman export -o redis-container.tar 883504668ec465463bc0fe7e63d53154ac3b696ea8d7b233748918664ea90e57

Export container to stdout:

$ podman export 883504668ec465463bc0fe7e63d53154ac3b696ea8d7b233748918664ea90e57 > redis-container.tar

See Also

podman(1), podman-import(1)


August 2017, Originally compiled by Urvashi Mohnani umohnani@redhat.com ⟨mailto:umohnani@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman(1), podman-container(1), podman-import(1), podman-remote(1).

The man pages docker-container-export(1), docker-export(1) and podman-container-export(1) are aliases of podman-export(1).