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I was going to fire up a OpenVZ node to test out some software, but it looks like OpenVZ is no longer supported in Ubuntu (deprecated in favor of lxc. It looks like can do more than simply virtualize an entire system, and I'm having trouble finding good documentation that would explain how I can start a virtualized system (using an openvz template or something). Could someone give me some pointers or direct me to some good documentation?

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it is a good document and you can extract open vz template to make a jail rootfs instead of using debootstrap

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I'm new to LXC, but have 2 instances running happily using these instructions.

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I'm a little torn about putting in references to information on other websites.....should the data move, nobody would be able to understand your answer. – mdpc Dec 16 '12 at 6:15

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