Openvz "Container already locked" Error Message Solution/Fix -

Openvz "Container already locked" Error Message Solution/Fix

I didn't find any useful information that actually fixed this.  My VPS was in the "Running State" and I could not stop or restart it.  I kept getting "Container already locked" no matter what I did (I tried all the suggestions in the Google results for this error).

Most of the suggestions were for Windows but I only use Linux.  The other solutioins also said to restart the VZ service or even the entire hostnode and this was not acceptable to me so I wanted to find a "clean fix".

I tried to "vzctl restart VEID" and "vzctl start VEID --force" and "vzctl stop VEID --fast" with no luck.

Here is how I fixed it:

  1. Delete the /vz/lock/VEID.lck file (where VEID is the number of your VPS).
  2. vzctl chkpnt VEID --kill

That's all there is to it, your VEID can now be restarted successfully.


  • MySQL Adding New Field to Existing Database Table
  • MySQL Cannot Update/Write to any database table solution
  • Centos How To Update to Glibc 2.14 Plus
  • php remove last letters of string
  • MySQL Maximum INT Size Truncation Issue/Warning
  • MySQL How To Add New Field Column To Existing Table
  • mysql how to reset passwords with a few commands
  • htaccess apache how deny/allow to block or allow by IP address
  • PHP geoip.so fatal error Solution
  • Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 6 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf: Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so into server: /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direct
  • GCC 5 on Centos 6 - How To Install
  • bash find line and replace howto
  • How To Create Apache htpasswd file
  • possible SYN flooding on ctid 42131, port 80. Sending cookies. - Solution
  • Linux last command show login by IP instead of hostname
  • Install Windows From a Linux TFTP Server instead of using WDS Solution
  • How To Secure Samba NMBD/SMBD to bind to a specific IP address
  • tftp: client does not accept options - solution if you are using UEFI PXEBoot disable it!
  • Linux how to view video card make and exact model
  • Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for directory /home/user SSH Public Key Authentication Failed Solution