FreeBSD / FreeNAS Clone Jail

I recently had the need to update my shiny new FreeBSD jailed server because I wanted to migrate to WordPress. I didn’t want to bring down the existing server while I did the install and converted my content so I managed to clone my existing jailed server using warden:

 warden export name_of_jail --dir=/directory_for_warden_file 

This will take a while… Once done, you can import the warden file creating a new jail:

 warden import jail_warden_file.wdn --host=jailbird --ipv4=192.168.1.105/24 

You’ve now got a cloned jail and a template for creating other jailed servers.

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One comment on “FreeBSD / FreeNAS Clone Jail
  1. Will says:

    Have to try this one – i use ezjail archive feature to do so: ezjail-admin archive jail.example

    Thanks again.

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