Container already locked

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If 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