Re: [Vserver] vserver-new reports a guest exists when it does not

From: Tor Rune Skoglund <>
Date: Mon 31 Oct 2005 - 19:49:13 GMT
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Mandag 31 oktober 2005 19:08, skrev Chuck:
> this is on a gentoo system.
> i am trying to create a guest called support. i created the mount point
> in /vservers, it is mounted and a clear, empty volume. i run this command and
> get this result:
> phoenix vservers # vserver-new support --hostname support --context 3920
> --interface eth3: template /work/guest-stuff/template.tar.bz2
> * Existing vserver installation found. Try --destroy
> support does not exist in /etc/vservers or in /vservers as a configured guest,
> the context 3920 does not exist either and the ip address is not in use.
> i have tried changing the name of the guest, the context number, even the
> ethernet device still the same... its almost behaving like it has run out of
> resources or something but there are only 8 guests in operation.. this would
> be the 9th.
> what could be happening?

Hmmmm, might be a similar problem that I had with vserver-new...
I created the /vserver/newvserverdir as a symbolic link to a fresh
and empty volume, and vserver-new complained. I found that it
seems to just check if the directory exists, and if it does,
it will not make a new server.

So I tried --destroy, and it did remove the link, and created
a new directory on the root partition. OK..... Well, anyway
I did a manual mv of all the files to a symlinked dir and
it seems to be OK.

Possibly I bug in vserver-new this.... I don't know.

Best regards
Tor Rune Skoglund
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