Docker V1 Deletion and Cleanup

JFrog Artifactory Documentation


Artifactory natively supports removing tags and repositories and complies with the Docker Hub Spec.

Deletion of Docker tags and repositories automatically cleans up any orphan layers that are left (layers not used by any other tag/repository).

Currently, the Docker client does not support DELETE commands, but deletion can be triggered manually using cURL. Here are some examples:

Removing repositories and tags

//Removing the "jfrog/ubuntu" repository
 curl -uadmin:password -X DELETE ""
//Removing the "12.04" tag from the "jfrog/ubuntu" repository
 curl -uadmin:password -X DELETE "" 

Empty Directories

Any empty directories that are left following removal of a repository or tag will automatically be removed during the next folder pruning job (which occurs every 5 minutes by default).