Moving jails from one computer to another

Dimitar Vasilev dimitar.vassilev at
Wed Oct 25 20:18:11 UTC 2006

2006/10/25, albi albinootje <albinootje at>:
> On 10/25/06, Doug Poland <doug at> wrote:
> > 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)
> by coincidence i've finished moving a jail-environment from 1 disc to
> a bigger disc and then to another machine today
> unfortunately i "had" to rebuild world because the clock was wrong and
> got a "touch: file not found" which turned out to be a FAQ after i
> already restarted with "time make buildworld" etc. but of course
> normally that shouldn't happen
> in your case you already have another disc ready, and if e.g. your
> jails are in /usr/jails/ then
> you would replicate the relevant /etc/rc.conf content (without ezjail that
> is)
> not sure where ezjail saves it's config-files, but that's probably
> easy to replicate too
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Idea - why not use rsync for faster copy of content?

Димитър Василев
Dimitar Vassilev

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