Monthly Archives: December 2017

Docker service fails to start when using devicemapper

This has tripped me up too many times now, I need to make a note for future reference. With Ubuntu 16.04 andĀ devicemapper as the docker storage driver, occasionally after a system boot the docker service won’t startup. The logs (systemd status docker.service) show something like: Dec 05 15:18:23 xxx systemd[1]: Failed to start Docker Application […]

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