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       lxc-create - creates a container


       lxc-create -n name [-f config_file] [-t template] [-B backingstore] [-- template-options]


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

       The object is a directory created in /var/lib/lxc and identified by its name.

       The 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.

          -t template
              'template' is the short name of an existing 'lxc-template' script that is called by
              lxc-create, eg. busybox, debian, fedora, ubuntu or sshd.  Refer to the examples  in
              /usr/lib/lxc/templates for details of the expected script structure.

          -B backingstore
              'backingstore' is one of 'none', 'lvm', or 'btrfs'.  The default is 'none', meaning
              that   the   container   root   filesystem    will    be    a    directory    under
              /var/lib/lxc/container/rootfs.  The option 'btrfs' need not be specified as it will
              be used automatically if the /var/lib/lxc filesystem is  found  to  be  btrfs.   If
              backingstore  is  'lvm',  then  an  lvm block device will be used and the following
              further options are available: --lvname lvname1 will create  an  LV  named  lvname1
              rather than the default, which is the container name.  --vgname vgname1 will create
              the LV in volume group vgname1 rather than the default, lxc.  --fstype FSTYPE  will
              create  an  FSTYPE  filesystem  on  the LV, rather than the default, which is ext4.
              --fssize SIZE will create a LV (and  filesystem)  of  size  SIZE  rather  than  the
              default, which is 1G.

          -- template-options
              This  will  pass template-options to the template as arguments.  To see the list of
              options supported by the template, you can run lxc-create -t TEMPLATE -h.


       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-
       kill(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), lxc.conf(5)


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                          16 April 2012                             LXC-CREATE(1)