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Using vzdump utility

The following should be done to migrate OpenVZ 6 container between OpenVZ 6 nodes using vzdump:

1. Connect to the source server over SSH.

2. Create an archive of the container:

vzdump --compress --dumpdir /home/ VMID

VMID of VPS can be found in SolusVM > Virtual Servers.

3. Transfer the file to the target server, for example:

scp -C /home/vzdump-VMID.tgz [email protected]:/home/

4. Restore the archive:

vzdump --restore /home/vzdump-VMID.tgz VMID

5. Stop VPS on the source server:

vzctl stop VMID

and start it on the target server to verify that the container is operational:

vzctl start VMID

6. Connect to Master node over SSH. 7. Update Master node database with the new location of VPS

/scripts/vm-migrate ID NEWNODEID

where ID - ID of the migrated VPS, can be seen in column ID in SolusVM > Virtual Servers; NEWNODEID - ID of the target node, can be seen in SolusVM > Nodes.
For example:

/scripts/vm-migrate 20 5

8. After the migrated container was tested - remove VPS on the source server:

vzctl destroy VMID