podman-load - Man Page

Load image(s) from a tar archive into container storage

Synopsis

podman load [options]

podman image load [options]

Description

podman load loads an image from either an oci-archive or a docker-archive stored on the local machine into container storage. podman load reads from stdin by default or a file if the input option is set. podman load is used for loading from the archive generated by podman save, that includes the image parent layers. To load the archive of container's filesystem created by podman export, use podman import.

The local client further supports loading an oci-dir or a docker-dir as created with podman save (1).

The quiet option suppresses the progress output when set. Note: : is a restricted character and cannot be part of the file name.

podman [GLOBAL Options]

podman load [GLOBAL Options]

podman load [Options]

Options

--input, -i=input

Read from archive file, default is STDIN.

The remote client requires the use of this option.

NOTE: Use the environment variable TMPDIR to change the temporary storage location of container images. Podman defaults to use /var/tmp.

--quiet, -q

Suppress the progress output

--help, -h

Print usage statement

Examples

$ podman load --quiet -i fedora.tar
$ podman load -q -i fedora.tar
$ podman load < fedora.tar
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob sha256:5bef08742407efd622d243692b79ba0055383bbce12900324f75e56f589aedb0
 0 B / 4.03 MB [---------------------------------------------------------------]
Copying config sha256:7328f6f8b41890597575cbaadc884e7386ae0acc53b747401ebce5cf0d624560
 0 B / 1.48 KB [---------------------------------------------------------------]
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
Loaded image:  registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora:latest
$ cat fedora.tar | podman load
Getting image source signatures
Copying blob sha256:5bef08742407efd622d243692b79ba0055383bbce12900324f75e56f589aedb0
 0 B / 4.03 MB [---------------------------------------------------------------]
Copying config sha256:7328f6f8b41890597575cbaadc884e7386ae0acc53b747401ebce5cf0d624560
 0 B / 1.48 KB [---------------------------------------------------------------]
Writing manifest to image destination
Storing signatures
Loaded image:  registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora:latest

See Also

podman(1), podman-save(1)

History

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

Referenced By

podman(1), podman-image(1), podman-remote(1), podman-save(1).

The man page podman-image-load(1) is an alias of podman-load(1).