doesn’t re-create containers with updated images


When run after docker compose pull and new images are pulled, docker compose up -d does not re-create containers that use those images.

Steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Run docker compose pull to retrieve updated images.
  2. Run docker compose up -d to re-create running containers with the new images.
  3. The command runs, but containers are not re-created as expected.

Describe the results you received:
This is an example of what I saw after running docker compose pull:

[+] Running 33/33
 ⠿ tautulli Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.6s
 ⠿ prowlarr Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.4s
 ⠿ sonarr Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.4s
 ⠿ authelia Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.9s
 ⠿ telegraf Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1.1s
 ⠿ qbittorrent Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2.5s
 ⠿ redis Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.9s
 ⠿ renderer Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.9s
 ⠿ routinator Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2.9s
 ⠿ plex Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20.5s
   ⠿ bc3f41a6c9ed Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ 79de06071b58 Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ ae8ccceaa6d8 Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ d225d3c4e17c Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ c04746114d3a Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ 77c2548c96d2 Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ 907b5cd7e01c Already exists                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0.0s
   ⠿ 6a3fbe38022f Pull complete                                                                                                                                                                                                                     15.0s
   ⠿ 3c8a064682e0 Pull complete                                                                                                                                                                                                                     15.9s
 ⠿ avahi Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.2s
 ⠿ download Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.7s
 ⠿ sabnzbd Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.1s
 ⠿ radarr Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.5s
 ⠿ diun Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2.8s
 ⠿ traefik Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.9s
 ⠿ syslog-ng Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.3s
 ⠿ grafana Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.9s
 ⠿ influxdb Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.9s
 ⠿ unifi Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.5s
 ⠿ overseerr Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.8s
 ⠿ scrutiny Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2.7s
 ⠿ haveged Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1.1s
 ⠿ lidarr Pulled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.4s

And this is what I saw when I ran docker compose up -d immediately afterwards:

WARN[0000] volume "routinator_tals" already exists but was not created by Docker Compose. Use `external: true` to use an existing volume 
[+] Running 24/0
 ⠿ Container plex         Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container diun         Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container prowlarr     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container traefik      Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container influxdb     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container scrutiny     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container tautulli     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container syslog-ng    Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container redis        Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container download     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container avahi        Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container telegraf     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container authelia     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container grafana      Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container renderer     Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container routinator   Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container qbittorrent  Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container sabnzbd      Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container haveged      Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container lidarr       Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container sonarr       Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container radarr       Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container overseerr    Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s
 ⠿ Container unifi        Running                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.0s

Describe the results you expected:
The plex container should have been re-created from the new image, but it was not.

Additional information you deem important (e.g. issue happens only occasionally):
This behaviour appears to be consistent since the release of v2.3.x.

Output of docker compose version:

rancher@server:~$ docker compose version
Docker Compose version v2.3.3

Output of docker info:

rancher@server:~$ docker info
 Context:    default
 Debug Mode: false
  compose: Docker Compose (Docker Inc., v2.3.3)

 Containers: 24
  Running: 24
  Paused: 0
  Stopped: 0
 Images: 25
 Server Version: 20.10.13
 Storage Driver: overlay2
  Backing Filesystem: extfs
  Supports d_type: true
  Native Overlay Diff: true
  userxattr: false
 Logging Driver: json-file
 Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
 Cgroup Version: 1
  Volume: local
  Network: bridge host ipvlan macvlan null overlay
  Log: awslogs fluentd gcplogs gelf journald json-file local logentries splunk syslog
 Swarm: inactive
 Runtimes: runc io.containerd.runc.v2 io.containerd.runtime.v1.linux
 Default Runtime: runc
 Init Binary: docker-init
 containerd version: 2a1d4dbdb2a1030dc5b01e96fb110a9d9f150ecc
 runc version: v1.0.3-0-gf46b6ba2
 init version: de40ad0
 Security Options:
   Profile: default
 Kernel Version: 4.14.270-burmilla
 Operating System: BurmillaOS v1.9.4
 OSType: linux
 Architecture: x86_64
 CPUs: 8
 Total Memory: 62.6GiB
 Name: <redacted>
 Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
 Debug Mode: false
 Experimental: false
 Insecure Registries:
 Live Restore Enabled: false
 Product License: Community Engine

Additional environment details:

1 thought on “doesn’t re-create containers with updated images

  1. AFAIK has been fixed in 85a4d04 but there’s no released version with the patch yet (was fixed after the release of 2.3.3).

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