started playing with jails

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu Mar 22 17:28:02 UTC 2007

In response to "Jonathan Horne" <jhorne at>:

> another quick jails question:
> in my VMware environment, its quite common to create a VM on one machine, and
> then take the VM's files and move them to another machine.  how well would this
> work with a jail?  say, so tar the entire root directory of the jail, and
> move/untar on to another server?

In theory, it should work fine.  I've never tried it.

I expect you'll need to have _exactly_ the same versions of FreeBSD on
each machine.

Bill Moran

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