Moving jails from one computer to another

pete wright nomadlogic at
Wed Oct 25 17:04:38 UTC 2006

On 10/25/06, Doug Poland <doug at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm curious if anyone has comments on moving a jail environment from
> one computer to another.  Not having actually tried it yet, it would
> seem to be possible given:
> Both computers:
>    are the same arch (i386, in my case).
>    are running the same kernel and userland (e.g., FreeBSD RELENG_6_1)
>    have identical jail environments (e.g., sysutils/ezjail)
> Of course, minor modifications may need to be made for IP addresses
> and such.
> It would seem this scenario would be good for developing things like
> web-based applications on a development server, then deploying the
> final product to a production server.
> Comments, thoughts, criticisms welcomed.

yea, this is actually one the larger benefits of jailing IMO.  i've
used this method to help setup distributed mirroring of websites for
some OSS projects.


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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