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       lxc-create - creates a container


       lxc-create -n name [-f config_file] [-t template]


       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

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

       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/lib64/lxc/templates for  details  of  the  expected  script


       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 <>

                                 26 July 2010