Missing Docker containers after reboot?

Linode Staff

My Linode rebooted for the first time since creating my Docker containers, and now they seem to be missing. Nothing shows up when I run docker ps. What happened to my containers?

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Your Docker containers are still present unless you destroyed them with docker rm. It sounds like they just didn’t start automatically after the reboot, which can be resolved with a restart policy.

docker start --restart=always <container>

docker ps only shows running containers, but adding the -a flag will list all container instances and their status. You can check out our Quick Reference Cheat Sheet for an introduction to core Docker commands, should you find it helpful.


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