Article ID: 114596, created on Aug 16, 2012, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


A container is stuck in the "stopping" state on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux.
It is not possible to start, stop, restart, or otherwise manipulate the container until a host server reboot is performed.


Check the following articles for symptoms that match your situation and for the corresponding solution:
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114595 Container is stuck in "stopping" state after "vzctl exec" is sent to the background
114831 Container is stuck in stopping state if there are NFS shares mounted

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