I didn’t see this anywhere, it’s not hard there’s just one gotcha you cant use the same container name as the destination. So I thought I’d put it here just in case someone’s looking for it
Create the new pool
lxc stop container_name
lxc move container_name temp_container_name -s new_storage_pool
lxc move temp_container_name container_name
lxc start container_name
Hi, If I am okay with the new name, Can I keep it?
Thanks, I always create a small independent partition for OS. This saved my day.
How would one move all container root volumes to a new storage pool on a different disk? Looking to move the root of all my containers into a new NVME-backed pool to improve performance and reduce system IO load on the data storage pools.
You can just do
lxc move container_name -s new_storage_pool and LXD will manage the temporary name for you.
Create a new storage pool using
lxc storage create and then move instances using
Will this also move other volumes that are attached to my containers? I’d rather like that not to be the case. (For instance, a custom volume attached at
/storage that would be several terabytes large, more than the SSD can contain)
No custom volumes are not moved with instances.