Lxd-p2c 'admin password' error

I’m trying to get lxd-p2c to work but I have not been able to get past its prompt for an admin password, every time it tells me:

Error: not authorized

First off the bat, I must say that is a vague request on behalf of lxd-p2c followed with an equally vague error message. What is the ‘Admin password’? Admin of what, where? If p2c actually means the root password of the LXD server then that’s what it should ask for. I’ve tried that several times with no luck. I’m happy to open a bug report to request this is made clearer to the user.

I have run:

# lxc config set core.trust_password foopass

On my LXD server (as well as having run lxd init) but entering that password has also failed with the same “Error: not authorized” message.

If I run

# lxc config trust list

On my LXD server, I get an empty list so I presume I need to add my host to be containerised to this list before I can use p2c but I have been unable to find any docs on how to achieve this. My suspicion is that it might involve a command such as

# lxc config trust add ...

but that seems to require a cert file? What cert? Is that the cert fingerprint printed on the source machine when I run p2c?

I also tried running lxc monitor on my LXD server whilst I ran lxd-p2c on the source machine but it didn’t tell me anything more - no errors or warnings get printed.

There doesn’t seem to be any documentation for lxd-p2c apart from what is available via --help, right?

I am running lxd/lxc 3.0.2 from 16.04 backports (on a Ubuntu 16.04 / amd64 server) and I am testing lxd-p2c built from gh on a Ubuntu 18.04 amd64 machine.


Nope, nothing to do with lxc config trust, you should only need to enter the trust password.

One thing to make sure though, since this is TLS based authentication is that both server’s time and date are correct, if one of them is way off, that’d explain the error.

I’m getting a bit further now, but still no luck:

sudo ./lxd-p2c https://server:8443 test /
Generating a temporary client certificate. This may take a minute…
Certificate fingerprint: 50c60f7057c222b9c70b1fd6d44952ab686f9d8722aa3ad24806a8e275bc70d7
ok (y/n)? y
Admin password for https://server:8443:
Error: Failed to rsync: exit status 12
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(235) [sender=3.1.2]

The LXD log:

ephemeral=false lvl=info msg=“Creating container” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000
ephemeral=false lvl=info msg=“Created container” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000
lvl=warn msg=“Unable to update backup.yaml at this time” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000
lvl=eror msg="Rsync receive failed: /var/lib/lxd/containers/test/: exit status 12: " t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000
err=“exit status 12” lvl=eror msg=“Error during migration sink” t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000
created=2018-12-13T14:03:05+0000 ephemeral=false lvl=info msg=“Deleting container” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000 used=1970-01-01T01:00:00+0100
created=2018-12-13T14:03:05+0000 ephemeral=false lvl=info msg=“Deleting container” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:06+0000 used=1970-01-01T01:00:00+0100
created=2018-12-13T14:03:05+0000 ephemeral=false lvl=info msg=“Deleted container” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:07+0000 used=1970-01-01T01:00:00+0100
err=“sql: no rows in result set” lvl=eror msg=“Failed deleting container entry” name=test t=2018-12-13T14:03:26+0000

LXD server 3.0.2 / 16.04, client is 18.04

Did you build the 3.0.2 version of lxd-p2c? Otherwise there may be some rsync options mismatch.

Correct - I was using lxd-p2c built from git. I have had no luck in building lxd-p2c from the 3.0.2 source tarball.

3.0.2 doesn’t have a lxd-p2c makefile target. I tried adding it in from the latest git but it gave me several missing dependency errors, just like when I cd into its dir and run go build.

I have tried running make deps in the top level of the lxd source tree. After fixing up the makefile to include the library path for dqlite, I got the deps for 3.0.2 to build but lxd-p2c still complains about several missing deps. I’ve had a hell of time getting lxd-p2c to build and run, mainly because I’m unfamiliar with go.

~/src/lxd-3.0.2/lxd-p2c$ go build
transfer.go:12:2: cannot find package “github.com/gorilla/websocket” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/gorilla/websocket (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/gorilla/websocket (from $GOPATH)
utils.go:13:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/client” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/client (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/client (from $GOPATH)
main_migrate.go:14:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/lxc/utils” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/lxc/utils (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/lxc/utils (from $GOPATH)
transfer.go:15:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/lxd/migration” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/lxd/migration (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/lxd/migration (from $GOPATH)
transfer.go:16:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/shared” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared (from $GOPATH)
main_migrate.go:15:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/api” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/api (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/api (from $GOPATH)
main_netcat.go:12:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/eagain” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/eagain (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/eagain (from $GOPATH)
main_migrate.go:16:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/osarch” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/osarch (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/osarch (from $GOPATH)
main.go:8:2: cannot find package “github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/version” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/version (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd/shared/version (from $GOPATH)
transfer.go:13:2: cannot find package “github.com/pborman/uuid” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/pborman/uuid (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/pborman/uuid (from $GOPATH)
main.go:6:2: cannot find package “github.com/spf13/cobra” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/github.com/spf13/cobra (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/github.com/spf13/cobra (from $GOPATH)
utils.go:11:2: cannot find package “golang.org/x/crypto/ssh/terminal” in any of:
/usr/lib/go-1.10/src/golang.org/x/crypto/ssh/terminal (from $GOROOT)
/home/local/ISDADS/sgs548/go/src/golang.org/x/crypto/ssh/terminal (from $GOPATH)

Maybe I can build it with go get if I can specify a specific release? I’d prefer to stick with the 3.0.2 backports package but maybe I’ll have to upgrade the server to the latest git release if I want to use lxd-p2c?

3.0.3 is on its way to Ubuntu 18.04, likely to be released next week and will have the newer rsync receiver code which should avoid this issue.

Building the 3.0.2 version is easiest done with:

stgraber@castiana:~$ go get github.com/lxc/lxd/lxd-p2c
stgraber@castiana:~$ cd go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd
stgraber@castiana:~/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd (master)$ git checkout lxd-3.0.2
Note: checking out 'lxd-3.0.2'.

You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can look around, make experimental
changes and commit them, and you can discard any commits you make in this
state without impacting any branches by performing another checkout.

If you want to create a new branch to retain commits you create, you may
do so (now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:

  git checkout -b <new-branch-name>

HEAD is now at 2fae3c53 Release LXD 3.0.2
stgraber@castiana:~/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd ((HEAD detached at lxd-3.0.2))$ go get github.com/lxc/lxd/lxd-p2c
stgraber@castiana:~/go/src/github.com/lxc/lxd ((HEAD detached at lxd-3.0.2))$ 

Thanks for your help Stephane, I can now build the correct version of lxd-p2c, it connects and it starts transferring the container but unfortunately it doesn’t stop!

As in my previous posts, for my test I am trying to transfer my 18.04 laptop onto our 16.04 server running LXD 3.0.2. I have stopped the logging services on my laptop using these commands:

$ sudo systemctl disable rsyslog
$ sudo systemctl stop rsyslog
$ sudo systemctl mask systemd-journald
$ sudo systemctl stop systemd-journald

I am not running any databases or servers on my laptop, I closed my browser and all other apps except X and my xterm and I didn’t do anything else on my laptop whilst lxd-p2c was running. I only have 18 GB of data on my laptop drive but lxd-p2c said it had transferred 120+ GB of data to the container image before I decided to stop it as something was clearly wrong by that point.

So my next bit of feedback / feature request is for lxd-p2c to tell you not only how much data has supposedly been transferred (and the data rate) but it should also tell you the total amount to be transferred. An ETA would be nice too but not as important as knowing the total to be transferred according to lxd-p2c.

Here’s the output of systemctl list-unit-files from my laptop:

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375 unit files listed.


Success at last! :smiley:

I noticed 3.0.3 has been out for almost a month but still hasn’t made it into 16.04 backports so I decided to install the lxd (3.8) snap. For some reason, I ‘lost’ my existing lxd container and lxd configuration (or the lxd snap couldn’t see it?) upon installing the lxd snap and I had to reconfigure lxd by running lxd init before I was able to use lxd-p2c with the lxd 3.8 snap. Is this a known issue with switching from apt packages to the snap?

lxd-p2c 3.8 doesn’t give any indication of how much data needs to be transferred (I’ll open a feature request on github for that) but at least it does finalise the transfer and create a container when all the data has been transferred.

Hmm, that’s odd, the way to upgrade from deb to snap is to have both installed on your system at the same time (do not uninstall the debs), then run lxd.migrate which will move the data from deb to snap and cleanup the debs. All commands from the snap version of LXD would fail until this step is done.