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.
Optionally stop the container after dumping. This option
is incompatible with -r.
Enable verbose criu logging.
Restore the container in the background (this is the
default). Only available when providing -r.
Restore the container in the foreground. Only available
when providing -r.
These options are common to most of lxc commands.
-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.
Give the usage message
Use an alternate container path. The default is
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is
ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, ALERT, CRIT, WARN,
ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG, TRACE.
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.
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.
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.
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