Placing /vz partition to external storage (NAS, NFS)

Sometimes it is need to place /vz partition on external storage. How to perform this procedure on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers system?

Here are exact steps:

1. Make sure that external storage is available as device in /dev/ directory (via e.g. NFS or ISCSI layer)

2. Mount this storage under e.g. mount point /vzs using required options and filesystem type:
# mount /dev/ext_storage_dev_name /vzs

3. Stop Virtuozzo:
# service vz stop

4. Copy all content from /vz to /vzs:
# cp -a /vz/* /vzs/

5. Unmount old /vz directory and /vzs directory:
# umount /vz
# umount /vzs

6. Edit in the file /etc/fstab line for /vz entry to mount external storage under /vz mount point.

7. mount /vz again:
# mount /vz

8. Start Virtuozzo:
# service vz start

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2 Responses

  1. informative tut, but isnt moving /vz to nas/nfs decrease system performance?

  2. dino says:

    Yes, It would but in special cases its required to have it on NAS like setting high availability VPS etc.

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