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Clone/Back Up/Restore OpenVZ VMs With vzdump

Dec 01, 2008, 04:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"I'm running a virtual machine with the hostname test.example.com, the IP address and the VEID 102 on server1.example.com, and I want to back up that machine and restore it on server2.example.com.

"We can restore it on server2.example.com with no changes (e.g. same IP address and hostname), but in that case we must stop the VM on server1.example.com because otherwise the IP address and hostname would conflict; the second possibility is to restore it on server2.example.com, but change some parameters like the IP address and hostname with the vzctl set command - in this case we can run both VMs (the original one on server1.example.com and the clone on server2.example.com) at the same time. This is a great method to clone VMs."

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