Can I populate the content of the Volume I created in Bluemix Containers?

I uploaded a Oracle11g DB image in my Bluemix Container registry.
I created a volume called oradbdata in IBM Containers using the CLI:

cf ic volume create oradbdata

Now I need to copy some content into this volume before running the container.

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    When you start the container you can associate the volume to the desired container path; for example: volume oradbdata -> /var/lib/oradata. When the container then starts the /var/lib/oradata is mapped with your volume and, at that point, you can put data on it either at the start-up of the container or accessing the container via ssh.

    I suggest adding your files into the container during the container build (e.g. into a /src directory). Then use a startup script for your app. In the script you would check if the mounted directory has the file(s) you need. If not then copy things over. Something like this:

    #!/bin/bash
    
    # Test if the volume is empty
    if [ ! -f /mountpoint/testfile ]; then
    
        # Copy the contents from the container image into the volume
        cp -R /src/* /mountpoint
    
    fi
    
    # Now start the app here
    /usr/bin/myapp
    
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