Handling Docker Volume Errors

When encountering issues with creating or running containers due to old volumes that could not be deleted properly, try running the following commands:

  1. List the existing Docker volumes using the following command: docker volume ls

  2. Before deleting the old volumes, stop the container(s) using the following command: docker-compose down (alternatively try ./services stop)

  3. Remove the all the old volumes using the following command: docker volume prune

    Options may be added to this last command:

    --filter filter : Provide filter values (e.g. label=<label>) --force , -f : Do not prompt for confirmation

    If the response indicated "Total reclaimed space: 0B" and the old volumes are not removed as expected, try restarting docker.

Deleting Networks

When running the tutorial using the command ./services start, you might encounter an issue with deleting an old network. In such cases, you can attempt to delete the network using the following command:

docker network prune

However,it may not work if a running container is still attached to a network. To check the existing networks use the following command:

docker network ls

To resolve this, you can stop the running containers using the following command:

docker stop $(docker ps -a -q)

This will allow you to proceed with network pruning and ensure a smooth execution of the tutorial.

Additionally you can remove the all hanging container resources: docker system prune

Handling "Request Timed Out" Error

During the tutorials, the error message "request timed out" can sometimes be encountered when making HTTP requests. This error typically occurs when the HTTP client is unable to receive a response from the server within a specified time limit. One common cause of this issue is a slow network connection. In this case, try the following solutions:

  • Retry the request because the timeout may be temporary due to network fluctuations.
  • Check the network connection.

Managing Insufficient Space in Ubuntu VM

Users operating Ubuntu on a virtual machine may encounter the warning "Low Disk Space on 'Filesystem root'. The volume 'Filesystem root' has only 0GB disk space remaining", particularly when running resource-intensive tutorials (such as 301 and 302). If you face this issue, you can consider the following options:

  • Increase your disk size in VirtualBox.
  • Create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox (Note: With this option, the new VM will not have access to the data saved on your previous VM).
  • Run the tutorials on Gitpod. This cloud-based environment does not consume your local resources.