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  1. sreyes
  2. Container @ PLCnext (Docker, Moby, balena)
  3. Friday, 07 August 2020


We´re trying to run an image with Balena Engine but after restart, there're some errors to start the container:

balena-engine run -d --name mycontainer -v certs:/certs:ro --network mynet -p 4430:443 --restart always myapp

balena-engine: Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/mycontainer" is already in use by container "f9ea....cc9e". You have to remove (or rename) that container to be able to reuse that name.

balena engine start mycontainer

Error response from daemon: driver failed programming external connectivity on endpoint mycontainer (0b145....bf79): (iptables failed: iptables --wait -t filter -A DOCKER ! -i br-ced36a917255 -o br-ced36a917255 -p tcp -d --dport 443 -j ACCEPT: iptables: No chain/target/match by the name.

  • It's a AXC F 2152 with Firmware 2020.6.1.
  • If we access as superuser, same issues.
  • The image run once, we've tried restarting the service with /etc/init.d/balena stop, /etc/init.d/balena start and balena-engine start myapp

Do you know which steps can we do?


Samanta Accepted Answer Pending Moderation

Hi Samanta,


I'll take a look at this,



Jan Accepted Answer Pending Moderation



To the first error, the command balena-engine run is a combination of pull, create and start for the container. Name and ports can only be bind once. If the command has already been executed once, it will not work a second time with the same names and ports.  Since the container is always created with --restart always, a command balena-engine start is not necessary to restart the container. The The error occurs already before.


To the second error, iptables: No chain/target/match by the name, means that a kernel module for iptables is missing. Has anything been changed in the system? Either a module is missing from the kernel or a library is missing from the system.


Can you give me the output from the container logfile: balena-engine logs




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