incus move

Move instances within or in between servers


Description: Move instances within or in between servers

Transfer modes (--mode):

  • pull: Target server pulls the data from the source server (source must listen on network)

  • push: Source server pushes the data to the target server (target must listen on network)

  • relay: The CLI connects to both source and server and proxies the data (both source and target must listen on network)

The pull transfer mode is the default as it is compatible with all server versions.

incus move [<remote>:]<instance> [<remote>:][<instance>] [flags]


  incus move [<remote>:]<source instance> [<remote>:][<destination instance>] [--instance-only]
      Move an instance between two hosts, renaming it if destination name differs.

  incus move <old name> <new name> [--instance-only]
      Rename a local instance.

  incus move <instance>/<old snapshot name> <instance>/<new snapshot name>
      Rename a snapshot.


      --allow-inconsistent   Ignore copy errors for volatile files
  -c, --config               Config key/value to apply to the target instance
  -d, --device               New key/value to apply to a specific device
      --instance-only        Move the instance without its snapshots
      --mode                 Transfer mode. One of pull, push or relay. (default "pull")
      --no-profiles          Unset all profiles on the target instance
  -p, --profile              Profile to apply to the target instance
      --stateless            Copy a stateful instance stateless
  -s, --storage              Storage pool name
      --target               Cluster member name
      --target-project       Copy to a project different from the source

Options inherited from parent commands

      --debug          Show all debug messages
      --force-local    Force using the local unix socket
  -h, --help           Print help
      --project        Override the source project
  -q, --quiet          Don't show progress information
      --sub-commands   Use with help or --help to view sub-commands
  -v, --verbose        Show all information messages
      --version        Print version number


  • incus - Command line client for Incus