Move jails hard way to iocage

Jacques Foucry jacques+freebsd at
Fri Mar 26 20:34:27 UTC 2021

Le vendredi 26 mars 2021 à 10:23:44 (-0400), Ernie Luzar à écrit:
> Jacques Foucry wrote:
> > Hello Friends,
> > 
> > I run many jails, configured in the "hard way" (ie `/etc/jail.conf` file) and
> > I would like to move them into iocage.
> > 
> > I can't find any help on the Internet (may be I did search corretly).
> > 
> > Did some own have a pointer or a how-to?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for your time and advises,
> > 
> You do realize that iocage is based on zfs. That means your whole host 
> has to use zfs. People who do not want to get involved with zfs use 
> qjail instead. Thing about converting native jails to use some jail 
> utility is the best way is to rebuild every jail using new utility so 
> everything is in sync and old native world is still available if need be.

I do use ZFS (since a long time now).

> Good luck

Jacques Foucry

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