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== Further reading ==
== See also ==
* [[Advanced usage]] article for more options.
* [[Advanced usage]] article for more options
* [[Remote syscall execution]] article for 'exec' command info.
* [[Remote syscall execution]] article for 'exec' command info
* [[:Category:HOWTO]]
* [[Live migration]]
* [[Live migration]]
* [[Disk-less migration]]
* [[Disk-less migration]]

Revision as of 23:13, 12 April 2013

Since the tools and overall concept are still under heavy development, there are some known limitations applied, in particular only pure x86-64 environment is supported, no IA32 emulation allowed.


'crtools' <command> -t <pid> [<options>]


'crtools' is command line utility to steer checkpoint and restore procedure.


    One of the follwong commands
        * 'dump'
                to initiate checkpoint procedure
        * 'restore'
                to restore previously checkpointed processes
        * 'show'
                to decode binary dump files and show their contents in human
                readable format
        * 'check'
                to test whether the kernel support is up-to-date
        * 'exec'
                to execute a system call from another task's context

    In case of 'show' command the dumped pages content will be shown in hex format.

-D <path>::
    Use path 'path' as a base directory where to look for dump files set. This
    commands allpies to any <command>.

    Leave tasks in stopped state after checkpoint instead of killing them.

-f <file>::
    This option is valid for 'show' command only and allows to see content of
    the <file> specified.

-t <pid>::
    Checkpoint the whole process tree starting from 'pid'.

    Detach 'crtools' itself once restore is complete.

-n <ns>::
    Checkpoint namespaces. Namespaces must be separated by comma.
    We now support all namespaces -- uts, ipc, net and mnt

-o <file>::
    Write logging messages to 'file'.

-v <num>::
    Set logging level to 'num'. Valid options are: 0 - (silent, error messages
    only), 1 - informative (default), 2 - debug messages.


To checkpoint a program with pid 1234 and write all image files into directory checkpoint one should type

# crtools dump -D checkpoint -t 1234

To restore this program detaching crtools itself, one should type

crtools restore -d -D checkpoint -t 1234

"Detaching" (the -d option) here means, that crtools will exit after restoring the processes and the latter will get re-parent-ed to the init task.

To close a file descriptor number 1 in task with pid 1234 run

crtools exec -t 1234 close 1

To open a file named /foo/bar for read-write in the task with pid 1234 run

crtools exec -t 1234 open '&/foo/bar' 2

See also