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       lxc-create - creates a container


       lxc-create -n name [-f config_file]


       lxc-create  creates  a  system object where is stored the configuration
       informations  and  where  will  be  stored  runtime  information.   The
       identifier  name  is  used to specify the container to be used with the
       different lxc commands.

       This object is the definition of the different resources an application
       can   use  or  can  see.  The  more  the  configuration  file  contains
       informations, the more the container  is  isolated  and  the  more  the
       application is jailed.

       If  the  configuration file config_file is not specified, the container
       will be created with the default isolation:  processes,  sysv  ipc  and
       mount points.


          -f config_file
              Specify  the  configuration file to configure the virtualization
              and isolation functionalities for the container.


       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

       -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, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO,

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


       The container already exists
              As  the  message  mention  it, you try to create a container but
              there is a container with the same name. You can use the  lxc-ls
              -l command to list the available containers on the system.


       lxc(1),  lxc-create(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-ps(1),  lxc-info(1),  lxc-freeze(1),  lxc-unfreeze(1),


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                03 August 2009                   LXC-CREATE(1)