You are running a container which is xx days old…

Recently, when running an instance of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Docker image from the docker hub, you will get a message like:

You are running a container which is 78 days old.
Microsoft recommends that you always run the latest version of our containers.

What does this mean? what happens if you just ignore this? and what can you do about it? Continue reading

Clean up after yourself Docker, your mom isn’t here!

Update: After writing this blog post, Docker Desktop has a feature called Reset To Factory defaults…  I use this function now and then (instead of the DockerCiZap) to cleanup everything in my Docker environment. Right Click the Whale icon, select Settings -> Reset.

reset

Docker is an amazing tool.

As Dynamics 365 Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers we can spin up any version of the platform and app in minutes and use our favourite tools to work with it.

Using the layering techniques from Docker, these images will be stored on disc as efficient as possible and every time I start up a new container, it reuses the disc space and your running container just becomes another layer on top of your image.

Really really smart, but it does take up some disc space and it isn’t very good at cleaning up. Continue reading

Windows 10 and Docker Images for Business Central / NAV

It feels like a lot more, but actually it is only about one year ago, we started shipping NAV Container Images on Docker.

Business Central Containers followed shortly after and today a lot of our partners are using Docker and our images for spinning up NAV and Business Central containers to do their daily work. Continue reading