OpenVZ: Container already locked

f you received this message when you try and stop the VE…

[root@server ~]# vzctl stop 104
Container already locked

Here’s how to fix it:

  • Delete the lock file
[root@server ~]# rm /vz/lock/104.lck
rm: remove regular file `/vz/lock/104.lck'? y
  • Kill the checkpoint
[root@server ~]# vzctl chkpnt 104 --kill

I also submitted this article onto the OpenVZ Wiki entitled “Container already locked“.

I did this because, there was nothing found on the OpenVZ website with regards to this before now:

Your search – “Container already locked” – did not match any documents.

Hope this helps!

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