Docker lifecycle and PS command | Summary and Q&A

November 17, 2019
Hitesh Choudhary
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Docker lifecycle and PS command


This video explains the different phases of a Docker image's lifecycle, including pulling from Docker Hub, starting, stopping, and pausing, and provides an overview of the docker ps and docker ps all commands.

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Key Insights

  • ✋ The Docker image lifecycle involves pulling the image from Docker Hub, starting and stopping the image, and potentially pausing or exiting it.
  • 🙃 The docker ps command is used to view running Docker containers, while docker ps all displays both running and stopped containers.
  • ✋ A Docker image can be stopped with the docker stop command and resumed with docker start.
  • ⏯️ Pausing a Docker container temporarily suspends its execution without terminating it.
  • ❓ Understanding the different phases of the Docker image lifecycle is essential for managing and troubleshooting containers effectively.
  • 🙃 Docker images have unique IDs and names, which can be used to reference and interact with them.
  • 👟 Ports can be exposed in Docker containers to allow communication with applications running inside the container.


hey there everyone atheish here back again with another video and welcome back to the docker series in this video we're gonna talk about the life cycle of a docker image from how it is being pulled up from the hub of docker as well as how it runs how it gets shut downs and what other phases of the life it can move into and also we are going to lear... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What is the purpose of the docker ps command?

The docker ps command allows you to view the currently running Docker containers, showing information such as container ID, image name, status, and ports.

Q: How can I view all Docker containers, including those that are not currently running?

You can use the docker ps all command, which displays all Docker containers, including both running and stopped containers, along with their details.

Q: How can I stop a running Docker container?

You can stop a running Docker container by using the docker stop command followed by the container ID or the container name. This will move the container into an "exited" state.

Q: Can a Docker image be paused?

Yes, a Docker image can be paused by using the docker pause command followed by the container ID or name. Once paused, the container will stop running but will not be terminated or removed.

Q: How can I resume a paused Docker container?

To resume a paused Docker container, use the docker unpause command followed by the container ID or name. This will bring the container back to the "started" phase, and it will resume serving.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The video discusses the lifecycle of a Docker image, including how it is pulled from the Docker Hub, how it runs, how it is shut down, and the different phases it can move into.

  • The commands docker ps and docker ps all are explained in detail, showing how they can be used to check running processes and view past processes respectively.

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