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lxc-snapshot - Snapshot an existing container.


lxc-snapshot {-n, --name name} [-c, --comment file]
lxc-snapshot {-n, --name name} {-d, -destroy snapshot-name}
lxc-snapshot {-n, --name name} {-L, --list } [-C, --showcomments ]
lxc-snapshot {-n, --name name} {-r, -restore snapshot-name} [-N, --newname newname]


lxc-snapshot creates, lists, and restores container snapshots.

Snapshots are stored as snapshotted containers under the container's configuration path.
For instance, if the container's configuration path is /var/lib/lxc and the container is
c1, then the first snapshot will be stored as container snap0 under the path
/var/lib/lxc/c1/snaps. If /var/lib/lxcsnaps, as used by LXC 1.0, already exists, then it
will continue to be used.


-c,--comment comment_file
Associate the comment in comment_file with the newly created snapshot.

-d,--destroy snapshot-name
Destroy the named snapshot. If the named snapshot is ALL, then all snapshots will
be destroyed.

List existing snapshots.

Show snapshot comments in the snapshots listings.

-r,--restore snapshot-name
Restore the named snapshot, meaning a full new container is created which is a copy
of the snapshot.

-N, --newname
When restoring a snapshot, the last optional argument if not given explicitly via
--newname is the name to use for the restored container. If the newname is
identical to the original name of the container, then the original container will
be destroyed and the restored container will take its place. Note that deleting the
original snapshot is not possible in the case of aufs, overlayfs or zfs backed


These options are common to most of lxc commands.

-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.

Give the usage message

-q, --quiet
mute on

-P, --lxcpath=PATH
Use an alternate container path. The default is /var/lib/lxc.

-o, --logfile=FILE
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.

-l, --logpriority=LEVEL
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are :

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.

-n, --name=NAME
Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric

Show the version number.

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