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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.
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Daniel Lezcano <email@example.com> 16 April 2012 LXC-CREATE(1)