How can I add a volume to an existing Docker container?
We don't have any way to add volume in running container, but to achieve this objective you may use the below commands:
Copy files/folders between a container and the local filesystem:
docker cp [OPTIONS] CONTAINER:SRC_PATH DEST_PATH
docker cp [OPTIONS] SRC_PATH CONTAINER:DEST_PATH
For reference see:
You can commit your existing container (that is create a new image from container’s changes) and then run it with your new mounts.
$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
5a8f89adeead ubuntu:14.04 "/bin/bash" About a minute ago Exited (0) About a minute ago agitated_newton
$ docker commit 5a8f89adeead newimagename
$ docker run -ti -v "$PWD/somedir":/somedir newimagename /bin/bash
If it's all OK, stop your old container, and use this new one.
That´s it :)