Restore the checkpoint for the container, instead of dumping
it. This option is incompatible with -s.
-D PATH, --checkpoint-dir=PATH
The directory to dump the checkpoint metadata.
Optionally stop the container after dumping. This option is
incompatible with -r.
Enable verbose criu logging.
Restore the container in the background (this is the default).
Only available when providing -r.
Restore the container in the foreground. Only available when
These options are common to most of lxc commands.
-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.
Give the usage message
Use an alternate container path. The default is
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR.
Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO,
Note that this option is setting the priority of the events
log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the
ERROR events log on stderr.
Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier
format is an alphanumeric string.
Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization
and isolation functionalities for the container.
This configuration file if present will be used even if there
is already a configuration file present in the previously
created container (via lxc-create).
Show the version number.
lxc-checkpoint -n foo -D /tmp/checkpoint
Checkpoint the container foo into the directory
lxc-checkpoint -r -n foo -D /tmp/checkpoint
Restore the checkpoint from the directory /tmp/checkpoint.
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