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Title       : 	OpenVZ/Proxmox - Container to Template
Author      : 	Remy van Elst
Date        : 	11-07-2014
URL         : 	https://raymii.org/s/tutorials/OpenVZ_Proxmox_Container_to_Template.html
Format      : 	Markdown/HTML
This guide will show you how to convert an OpenVZ (Proxmox) container to a
template. You can then use this template on any other OpenVZ (or proxmox) host.
This can be used either to migrate containers or to create a kind of master
image to deploy new hosts from.
This guide is tested on a proxmox machine running proxmox version 3.2.

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Login as root to the proxmox machine via ssh.
Get a list of containers using `vzlist`:
     100         85 running      master.raymii.nl
     101         34 running      test-master.raymii.nl
I want to create a template of `master.raymii.nl` which has ID 100.
You must stop the container before creating the image:
    vzctl stop 101
    Stopping container ...
    Container was stopped
    Container is unmounted
Go to the container folder:
    cd /var/lib/vz/private/100
Then start the image creation:
    tar -cvzpf /var/lib/vz/template/cache/master.raymii.nl.tar.gz .
This will place the image in
`/var/lib/vz/template/cache/master.raymii.nl.tar.gz`. This file can be copied
and deployed on another host, or used on the same host as a template.
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