[PVE-User] shutdown -r in VZ guests != reboot

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Sat Jan 16 17:25:23 CET 2010

> When I do a shutdown -r in an OpenVZ guest, it goes down nicely, but
> the
> management system leaves it 'mounted' without it starting up again.
> This
> is no issue with KVM guests, but requires VZ guests request an
> administrator to do their reboots for them... is this supposed to be
> the
> case? Is there a workaround or some other option?
> I did some quick searches around the Wiki but didn't see any references
> to this.

You just need to wait a few minutes (<5). There is a cron job which restarts the VMs.

- Dietmar

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