lxc-start-ephemeral(1) start an ephemeral copy of an existing container


lxc-start-ephemeral [-o] [-n] [-d] [--bdir] [--user] [--key] [--union-type] [--keep-data] [COMMAND]


lxc-start-ephemeral start an ephemeral copy of an existing container.


Original container name
Name of the ephemeral container (defaults to a random suffix).
Start the container in background and print the name and IP. This option can't be used if a command is passed.
Directory to bind mount into container. Can be passed multiple times.
The user to connect to the container as. Used when passing a command to lxc-start-ephemeral.
Copy the provided SSH public key into the container.
Force a specific union file system. Can be one of: overlayfs aufs
Use a persistent backend instead of tmpfs. With this option, you can lxc-stop and lxc-start the no longer so ephemeral container (it's still an overlay, but a persistent one).
Immediately run the provided command in the container. This currently uses ssh (not attach) and is incompatible with daemon mode.


lxc-start-ephemeral -o p1
Simply start an ephemeral container and attach to the console. This container will be based on existing container "p1".
lxc-start-ephemeral -o p1 -n p1-ephemeral -d
Start an ephemeral container based on p1 called p1-ephemeral and print its IP and name to the console instead of attaching.


St├ęphane Graber <[email protected]>