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lxc-create -n name [-f config_file] [-t template] [-B backingstore] [--
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 informa-
tions, the more the container is isolated and the more the application
If the configuration file config_file is not specified, the container
will be created with the default isolation: processes, sysv ipc and
Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization
and isolation functionalities for the container.
'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 struc-
'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 back-
ingstore 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.
This will pass template-options to the template as arguments.
Daniel Lezcano <email@example.com>
16 April 2012 LXC-CREATE(1)