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Container Live Migration


(Spotinst) #1

Hey There,

Does Docker intend to provide a live migration for containers from host to host ? just like VMware provides live migration “vmotion” ?

Thanks,


(Jerry Baker) #2

You may be interested in the demo at Dockercon 2015: https://youtu.be/mL9AFkJJAq0?t=1653


(Spotinst) #3

Yeap thanks,
this is what i was looking for.

Any ETA for releasing it as a part of Docker ?


(Lucarav) #4

Any news on this feature, please?
Thanks


(Mikhail Fedosov) #5

And another one: any news, please?


(Dvohra) #6

An alternative is to commit the container to an image with docker commit, move the image onto a new host, and then start a new container with docker run, which will preserve any data that an application has created inside the container.

Another option is to use Flocker.

For migrating data volumes refer
https://docs.docker.com/engine/userguide/containers/dockervolumes/