Docker 101 : Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/container_name" is already in use by container
When we try to run a container using the "docker run" command, sometimes we get the below error:
Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/debian-image" is already in use by container.
We have this error because we are trying to run a container that already exists, but it is stopped using:
Listing all the containers (stopped and running):
From the displayed list we can get the name of the container we want to start.
Starting a "stopped" container:
To start a (stopped) container that already exists on the system, we need to use the start command (in our case the name of the container is "debian-image" from the "docker ps" command):
Stopping a running container:
We can stop a container using the below command: