[PVE-User] How to duplicate a container?

Flavio Stanchina flavio.stanchina at ies.it
Thu Nov 22 16:11:18 CET 2012

Simone Piccardi wrote:
> On 11/21/2012 05:10 PM, Flavio Stanchina wrote:
>> Think outside the box. Completely remove the network card(s) from the
>> clone, boot it, log in from the Proxmox console and change (or remove)
>> the network configuration. Then shut it down, add network interfaces and
>> reboot.
> Yes, that can be done, but it does'nt seems so "outside the box". I have
> to start the box (the VM) and do modification from the inside, [...]
> I found a lot faster to work directly on the mounted VM filesystem and
> start it when modification are completed.

*you* said that it's "not so plain" to mount the volume. :)

>>> But that's not so plain, you have to use kpartx [...]

Yes, you can probably do it faster if you're comfortable with a command 
line, but it requires shell access to the host. You can do it the other 
way entirely from the PVE user interface (and the guest's UI, if it has 

Flavio Stanchina
Informatica e Servizi
Trento - Italy

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