Install vzdump using yum on CentOS

Install vzdump using yum on CentOS

As some of you may already know, vzdump is not included in the openvz repository for CentOS. If you need to use vzdump, you have to download its source and compile it yourself, unless you’re already using some VPS control panel that has it bundled.

Luckily, for all those who don’t use control panels and don’t want to compile vzdump themselves, there’s a quick workaround. SolusVM includes it in its repository, which apparently can be used even if you don’t have SolusVM installed on that particular server.

Create /etc/yum.repos.d/solusvm.repo with the following content:

name=Soluslab Repo

then run yum install vzdump and you’re set.


  1. when i run install, it says:
    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6

    GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag’

  2. Doesn’t work, at least not in the way presented above.

    Error: Package: vzdump-1.1-1.noarch (soluslabs)
    Requires: vzctl

    With skip-broken:

    Packages skipped because of dependency problems:
    cstream-2.7.4-3.el6.rf.x86_64 from rpmforge
    vzdump-1.1-1.noarch from soluslabs

    1. vzdump requires vzctl (as it stops/suspends/resumes the vz when backing up). You should be able to install vzctl from CentOS’ openvz repo (which you should have already added before installing the openvz kernel).


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