[PVE-User] CT is locked (backup) - qm unlock doesn't help

Fabian Gr├╝nbichler f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com
Thu Jan 12 11:30:17 CET 2017

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:27:24AM +0100, Frank Thommen wrote:
> Hi,
> one of my LXC containers is locked: It cannot be started and cannot be
> backed up.  The error message is "CT is locked (backup)".  The only
> suggestion I found to solve this prolem is `qm unlock XXX`.  However in my
> case, this results in the error message
>   Configuration file 'nodes/pve02/qemu-server/XX.conf' does not exist

yes, because "qm" is for qemu VMs.

> What else can I try to unlock this container?

use the container tool "pct" -> "man pct" or "pct help"

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