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I want to set up Ubuntu LXC containers. Is there a practical difference between the /usr/share/lxc/templates/lxc-ubuntu and /usr/share/lxc/templates/lxc-ubuntu-cloud?

I only have a single physical server running 12.04.

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Shouldn't have much difference. The cloud one should have even smaller footprint (less packages and services) I guess. –  Terry Wang Feb 11 '13 at 23:40
    
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askubuntu.com/questions/293275/… –  Qasim Jun 13 '13 at 10:43

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Ubuntu template - uses debootstrap to create the new container and hence downloads and installs .deb packages to create the initial chroot.

Ubuntu-Cloud template - downloads preinstalled cloud image and unpacks it.

Ubuntu template is closer to a standard ubuntu-server installation. The cloud images have smaller footprint than ubuntu-server installtion and has hooks to launch it with cloud-init and juju.

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