lxc-checkpoint(1) — Linux manual page


lxc-checkpoint(1)                                      lxc-checkpoint(1)

NAME         top

       lxc-checkpoint - checkpoint a container

SYNOPSIS         top

       lxc-checkpoint {-n name} {-D PATH} [-r] [-s] [-v] [-d] [-F]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lxc-checkpoint checkpoints and restores containers.

OPTIONS         top

       -r, --restore
              Restore the checkpoint for the container, instead of
              dumping it.  This option is incompatible with -s.

       -D PATH, --checkpoint-dir=PATH
              The directory to dump the checkpoint metadata.

       -s, --stop
              Optionally stop the container after dumping. This option
              is incompatible with -r.

       -v, --verbose
              Enable verbose criu logging.

       -d, --daemon
              Restore the container in the background (this is the
              default).  Only available when providing -r.

       -F, --foreground
              Restore the container in the foreground. Only available
              when providing -r.

COMMON OPTIONS         top

       These options are common to most of lxc commands.

       -?, -h, --help
              Print a longer usage message than normal.

              Give the usage message

       -q, --quiet
              mute on

       -P, --lxcpath=PATH
              Use an alternate container path. The default is

       -o, --logfile=FILE
              Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.

       -l, --logpriority=LEVEL
              Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is
              ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, ALERT, CRIT, WARN,

              Note that this option is setting the priority of the
              events log in the alternate log file. It do not have
              effect on the ERROR events log on stderr.

       -n, --name=NAME
              Use container identifier NAME.  The container identifier
              format is an alphanumeric string.

              Specify the configuration file to configure the
              virtualization and isolation functionalities for the

              This configuration file if present will be used even if
              there is already a configuration file present in the
              previously created container (via lxc-create).

              Show the version number.

EXAMPLES         top

       lxc-checkpoint -n foo -D /tmp/checkpoint
              Checkpoint the container foo into the directory

       lxc-checkpoint -r -n foo -D /tmp/checkpoint
              Restore the checkpoint from the directory /tmp/checkpoint.

SEE ALSO         top

       lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-copy(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1),
       lxc-stop(1), lxc-execute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1),
       lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-info(1),
       lxc-freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)

AUTHOR         top

       Tycho Andersen <tycho.andersen@canonical.com>

COLOPHON         top

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                               2022-06-16              lxc-checkpoint(1)