Article ID: 2136, created on Aug 31, 2007, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 6.0
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows


A container fails to start with the following error:

C:\>vzctl start 366
Starting VPS ...
Cannot create file M:\vz\Private\366\root\vzquota\lumber
Cannot set disk quota for VPS 366 adjust_lumber failed
Cannot set disk quota for VPS 366


The most likely reason is incorrectly set container's disk quota.


Please go to the c:\vz\private\ctid folder and check the root.efd file size. Then open c:\vz\conf\ctid.conf and compare the real root.efd size with the DiskQuota value. They should be equal. If they are not, please correct DiskQuota according to real root.efd size.

After that, please try to start the container.

Additional information

Please also see how to check the root.efd disk for ntfs errors.

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