docker-registry disk full and no ideas to diet it

I’ve a server with a docker registry, and have pushed a lot of times a build the same :latest tag now my DD is full and I can’t get how to diet it.

disk is full

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  • df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 48G 45G 397M 100% /
    udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev
    tmpfs 794M 81M 713M 11% /run
    tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
    tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/dm-1 9.8G 56M 9.2G 1% /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/mnt/2e895760700ac3e1575e496a4ac6adde4de6129226febba8c0c3126af1655ad9
    shm 64M 0 64M 0% /var/lib/docker/containers/5aa47e34d1b8be22deeae473729b4e587e6e4bfe7fb3e262eda891bad4b05042/shm

    there is no dangling volume nor images

    # docker volume ls -qf dangling=true
    # docker images -f "dangling=true" -q

    docker images

    [root@kvm22:/etc/cron.daily] # docker images
    jwilder/nginx-proxy 0.5.0 72b65b5a6f38 4 weeks ago 248.4 MB
    registry 2 c9bd19d022f6 11 weeks ago 33.27 MB
    registry 2.5 c9bd19d022f6 11 weeks ago 33.27 MB

    disk usage

    # du -h -d 7 /var/lib/docker/volumes/
    12K /var/lib/docker/volumes/24000fbe2e81da06924be8f7ce81e07101824036bca5f87d4d811f2a6f7bfa7b/_data
    16K /var/lib/docker/volumes/24000fbe2e81da06924be8f7ce81e07101824036bca5f87d4d811f2a6f7bfa7b
    42G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry/v2/blobs/sha256
    42G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry/v2/blobs
    5.9M /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry/v2/repositories/labor-prod
    5.9M /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry/v2/repositories
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry/v2
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker/registry
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data/docker
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume/_data
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/registry_docker-registry-volume
    43G /var/lib/docker/volumes/

    Output of docker version:

    # docker --version 
    Docker version 1.12.4, build 1564f02

    Output of docker info:

    # docker info
    Containers: 4
    Running: 1
    Paused: 0
    Stopped: 3
    Images: 5
    Server Version: 1.12.4
    Storage Driver: devicemapper
    Pool Name: docker-8:1-1184923-pool
    Pool Blocksize: 65.54 kB
    Base Device Size: 10.74 GB
    Backing Filesystem: ext4
    Data file: /dev/loop0
    Metadata file: /dev/loop1
    Data Space Used: 1.058 GB
    Data Space Total: 107.4 GB
    Data Space Available: 3.036 GB
    Metadata Space Used: 2.142 MB
    Metadata Space Total: 2.147 GB
    Metadata Space Available: 2.145 GB
    Thin Pool Minimum Free Space: 10.74 GB
    Udev Sync Supported: true
    Deferred Removal Enabled: false
    Deferred Deletion Enabled: false
    Deferred Deleted Device Count: 0
    Data loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/data
    WARNING: Usage of loopback devices is strongly discouraged for production use. Use `--storage-opt dm.thinpooldev` to specify a custom block storage device.
    Metadata loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/metadata
    Library Version: 1.02.90 (2014-09-01)
    Logging Driver: json-file
    Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
    Volume: local
    Network: bridge null host overlay
    Swarm: inactive
    Runtimes: runc
    Default Runtime: runc
    Security Options:
    Kernel Version: 3.16.0-4-amd64
    Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
    OSType: linux
    Architecture: x86_64
    CPUs: 2
    Total Memory: 3.873 GiB
    Name: kvm22
    Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
    Debug Mode (client): false
    Debug Mode (server): false
    WARNING: No memory limit support
    WARNING: No swap limit support
    WARNING: No kernel memory limit support
    WARNING: No oom kill disable support
    WARNING: No cpu cfs quota support
    WARNING: No cpu cfs period support
    Insecure Registries:

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    I had the same problem. I can’t believe there’s no ready solution for this. Anyway I hacked a tool together and it seems to work.

    You can find it here:

    Basically it uses a bash script to find out which manifests are untagged. Then deletes them through the registry API. Afterwards you can run a garbage collection to actually delete the data.

    I’m sure the script isn’t perfect. Any improvements are welcome!

    Found another tool here.

    Included a script.
    I give it a try too.

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