OpenVZ is an open source virtualization technology for Linux which utilities containers to run separate Linux based operating systems on a single machine. OpenVZ is typically used as it touts a low overhead, of around 1-3% of CPU, compared to other virtualization technologies.

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OpenVZ MySQL InnoDB won't start

I have a OpenVZ Server with 4GB RAM and have tried to install MySQL on several distros (Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit, Ubuntu 12.10 64Bit, Debian 7 64Bit) and I always get the same errors: 130718 6:57:27 ...
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OpenVZ Can't initialize containers after install

I have installed OpenVZ on centos 6 on a dedicated server. I followed quick installation guide on openvz wiki. After installing thru yum, I don't know why, but grub.conf wasn't automatically updated ...
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“Warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address associated with hostname” inside an openVZ/Debian container

I'm getting the mesage regulary inside mail.log from postfix. In special, but not only, at mails send received mailman. warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address ::1: No address ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: OpenVZ Kernel and pure-ftpd issues on HOST (no guest setup yet)

After compiling and installing the OpenVZ flavour of kernel under Ubuntu 10.04, I am unable to browse to certain directories when connecting to the pure-ftpd server. The clients are dropping into ...
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error: Bad prime description in line

Aug 17 09:34:17 vps-aadsshd[130428]: error: Bad prime description in line 186 Aug 17 09:34:17 vps-aadsshd[130428]: error: Bad prime description in line 187 Aug 17 09:34:17 vps-aadsshd[130428]: error: ...
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Can you use CGroups inside an OpenVZ Container?

just a quick question, which i have had trouble finding the answer to: The OpenVZ Authors have been contributing a large amount of code to the linux kernel, in order to get virtualization features ...
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Openvz: What exactly does it mean when tcpsndbuf failcnt increases? Why must there be a minimum difference between limit and barrier?

When the failcnt of tcpsndbuf increases, what does this mean? Does it mean the system had to go past the barrier, or past the limit? Or, maybe, that the system failed to provide enough buffers, either ...
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vSwap vs Burstable RAM for OpenVZ

What is the big difference between vSwap and Burstable RAM? Does vSwap create and cause I/O by using disk? I know SWAP will use the disk so is vSwap the same as swap just virtualized in the ...
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How can I tell who/what shutdown my CentOS VPS?

CentOS 5.7 VPS (running on OpenVZ) My VPS shut down this morning and I'm not sure why. I contacted my VPS host and they indicated that the server "was off". They powered it back on but I'm confused ...
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Determine if IPs are backed by VPS

Is there any way to determine if IPs are backed by actual VPSes? For example, a VPS host receives a /22 block of IPs. He puts them on his server and requests more, but you want to verify that each IP ...
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Proxmox - backup OpenVZ on NFS

I'm using Proxmox 3.2 with OpenVZ containers and I'm trying to setup a backup system for my 2 nodes cluster. I created a NFS share on a Debian 7.5 server (not under Proxmox, and not inside the ...
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Is it possible to create loop device in openvz? [closed]

I have openvz vps and as I can see there's no disk device. But I really need to have a disk device there to check one thing. The question is, can I create fake disk device that would be able to work ...
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Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/as0t0: No such file or directory (errno=2)

I just attempted to install OpenVPN Access Server on my Debian VPS that uses OpenVZ. It installed fine, however when I try to start it from the administration panel, I get these errors: process ...
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MariaDB inside Ubuntu OpenVZ CT: Error on delete of '/tmp/#sql' (Errcode: 1 “Operation not permitted”)

I've installed MariaDB 10.0.12 on a fresh OpenVZ container: ubuntu-14.04-x86_64-minimal.tar.gz. Unfortunately when I browse tables via Adminer I keep getting errors like these: Error on delete of ...
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OpenVZ - updating kernel and all containers

Last night I upgraded to the latest kernel of openvz. I rebooted the host node. It came up with the latest kernel. However, the containers are still running the old kernel. What I did on the host ...
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iptables nat does not exist

Today my iptables nat on the host system stopped working and I have no clue what happend! (That's very bad, I know) All commands are executed as root user. If I run $ iptables -t nat -L I get the ...
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OpenVZ Local Network

I recently aquired 7 OpenVZ Virtual Private Servers for a load balanced website. 2 Load Balancers 3 Web Servers + MySQL API Server + MySQL Storage Server 2 Storage Servers (For PHP Sessions and ...
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apparmor not working ubuntu 11.04 insize OpenVZ

so it seems I have everything installed, but apparmor_status gives "apparmor module is not loaded." Also some apparmor scripts check for presence of /sys/module/apparmor and it is not there... Any ...
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OpenVZ: share a folder between containers

I want to share a directory from an OpenVZ container to another container, how I could do that? do a symlink from /vz/private/109/common-stuff to /vz/private/108/common-stuff ? bind mount ...
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Problems with pid files when restoring OpenVZ snapshot

I am trying different ways to take snapshots of running openvz containers. Following this guide : http://openvz.org/Checkpointing_and_live_migration, I always encounter an issue with pid files ...
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OpenVZ: Is it possible to add a new ploop disk to an existing container residing on an OpenVZ host?

I have a container (Virtual Machine) running on an OpenVZ server and I would like to attach another ploop disk to this container. The / mount point of the container is already configured as ploop ...
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Shell access for a KVM VM

I would like to access my KVM VM with a shell. I created it via proxmox 2.3, Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on it via an official template. I would like to find the same command as vzctl enter ...
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OpenVZ Web panel: no such file to load when add physical server

I'm trying to use on my (testing) lxc server. I've on my server "potager.local": root@potager:~# lxc-list RUNNING FROZEN STOPPED web I've installed OpenVZ Web Panel on it and it ...
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Error installing new OpenVZ kernel

Seem to have an error when updating the kernel on a OpenVZ server when running "yum update" im getting the below Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ...
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Cannot create Java VM on OpenVZ

I'm constantly encountering an error related to Java and certificates on my Ubuntu server running in OpenVZ when installing things from apt-get. I'm pretty sure it has to do with how Java allocates ...
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Pam-Mysql “Can't initialize threads: error 11”

Inside a Debian OpenVZ container, I have 2 OpenVPN servers (udp on port 53 and tcp on port 443). The authentication is based on Pam-Mysql. Inside my OpenVPN conf file I have: [...] plugin ...
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Second filesystem in OpenVZ VE?

I need a second filesystem inside one of my VEs in OpenVZ that I will want mounted with mandatory locking. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to avoid loop limitation in a openvz container?

On a openVZ containing Deb7 I need to lock the maximum size of a folder, which is used to upload on a php based web server. The directory is synced, so I have to lock the maxsize. MAXSIZE should be ...
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Requirements to move an LXC container from host to another

What are the requirements and things to know to move an LXC container from an host to an other ?
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openVZ mount of host folder

i am trying to setup openVZ on my new server, but I am running into a problem with mounting the folders which i cant understand. It shows different files in the VZ and on the Host, despite the mount ...
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yum update MemoryError 1G memory free

I am trying to do yum update and getting "MemoryError". The server (OpenVZ box) has 2G RAM and Percona MySQL server running with 1G InnoDB buffer configured. The OS is CentOS 6.5, kernel ...
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Stop an unstoppable openvz container

I have an openvz container that is NOT stopping with the standard vz tools. How can I kill it? I tried a VZ destory but that wont work. Thanks
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Bonnie does not provide speed for Sequential Input / Block

I'm using ProxmoxVE and I would like to run some benchmarks regarding performances of this product. One of these benchmarks is bonnie++ ; it runs very well in a VM (qemu-kvm) but when I run it in a ...
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Taskset not working properly in OpenVZ container

In a Debian OpenVZ container, I'm trying to use taskset to pin a process to a core, but it doesn't work: root@foo:/# taskset -c -p 0 1754 pid 1754's current affinity list: 0-7 pid 1754's new affinity ...
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Connection tracking not working in a Debian 7 OpenVZ VPS

I have a small VPS instance (used for web hosting) that runs Debian 7, and for a few weeks I have issues with my firewall and connection tracking. I had no issue for months, but without any system ...
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Why does installing vzctl on a fresh Centos6.5-minimal break network connectivity?

I seem to have encountered a bug in vzctl's installation. Upon installing it in a clean CentOS6.5-minimal installation according to the official wiki, network connectivity is limited to pinging IP ...
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VPS without access to the Internet after reboot

There is a problem with my VPS. I had purged lots of programs using apt-get command and * wildcard among other things to remove many apps at the same time such as sendmail-*. After it the server ...
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Best type of virtualization when CPU has more threads than cores

I have a 4 cores/8 threads Intel Xeon processor. This is something I tried to particularly ask in SolusVM support, however I haven't got a good reply. I even don't know if they are right: they told me ...
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“kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted” — millions of such messages each minute in kern.log on OpenVZ VPS? [closed]

I'm seeing repeated never ending such messages in kern.log on my OpenVZ ubuntu 12.04 server. Mar 2 06:23:33 localhost kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted. Mar 2 ...
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No remote access to VPS container based on OpenVZ

Is there any chance to start ssh server when sysinit is turned to DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=1? I have no remote access at the moment to my VPS server (based on OpenVZ container), but I can edit files and ...
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Heavy production MySQL/Percona Database in openvz container

So I'm currently running a MySQL 5.1 database, with the following specs: Proc: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz RAM: 64 Go disks: 2x 100 Go SSD (RaidSoft) I'm planning to migrate my ...
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SSH chroot solution for Mutt

We have an environment tailored for our users to log in via ssh and instead of gaining access directly to a shell, users have a script in place of a shell. The script simply launches Mutt on the ...
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Unable to get OpenVPN working on Ubuntu on an OpenVZ VPS

I have TUN/TAP enabled server.conf port 1194 proto udp dev tun ca ca.crt cert server.crt key server.key dh dh1024.pem server 10.8.0.0 255.255.255.0 ifconfig-pool-persist ipp.txt push ...
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Logging connections on a port of a openvz container by iptables

I'm trying to log the connections that are made on the container with the IP x.x.x.x I'm sending an email using postfix by the mail command but I don't see any logs. Here is my configuration: ...
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openvz tar implausibly old time stamp

I'm trying to restore a 26 G tar dumpo of an openvz container. The problem is, that when untarring this error comes up: implausibly old time stamp 1969-12-31 18:00:00 and the it doesn't finish the ...
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Using Proxmox Kernel on Wheezy without proxmox system

I'm going to run two servers with OpenVZ on Wheezy. Since there are sadly no OpenVZ kernels in debian anymore I want to use the Proxmox kernel instead. I'm doing all replication with scripts I have ...
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OpenVZ exec and unable to re-open stdin / Unable to lock the administration directory

I run the following command across all OpenVZ containers to update/upgrade: vzctl exec2 $VM "apt-get update & apt-get upgrade" In all cases, I get the following error: dpkg-preconfigure: ...
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Modifications to sysctl.conf in openVZ container, do they even take effect?

I'm following a security guide(http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/how-secure-ubuntu-1204-lts-server-part-1-basics) to strengthen my OpenVZ based VPS webserver running Ubuntu 12.04 , a part of that ...
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how much openvz burstable memory can be used

I want to buy a VPS having openvz virtualization. Now the applications that i m currently hosting( glassfish, mysql, mail) requires around 600~800 MB of RAM. Would I be able to run my applications ...
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How to convert OpenVZ OS template to bootable image file?

My question is how to convert a pre-created OpenVZ OS template which are in tar.gz format (such as these) to an image file in order to be able boot it with other virtualization solutions such as QEMU ...