Lxc copy to different server -> new instance is sometimes running

I’m using lxd snap version 5.19 on two servers. Server A is my production server. It hosts lots of lxd container instances. Server B is my backup server. I use it to keep backup copies.

The backup looks like this:

  • Server A: Use lxc snapshot to make a snapshot of a running instance
  • Server A: Use lxc copy to copy the snapshot to server B

This works pretty good. BUT: Sometimes, the new copy of the instance on server B is in state RUNNING. I’d like to have it STOPPED. Currently, I don’t understand exactly what triggers the RUNNING state. Seems to be pretty random. Any idea?

Thanks a lot, Uli