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Migrate PostgreSQL DB from Multipass to Cloud?

I have a PostgreSQL database running on Ubuntu in a Canonical Multipass instance on MacOS. I'd like to migrate its data to a cloud DB (Digital Ocean in this case). Is it possible to publicly expose ...
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Ubuntu via Multipass on a Mac (M1 max): connection reset by peer

I am playing around with something at the moment which is optimised to work with Ubuntu. I got myself Multipass to run Ubuntu shell, all works etc etc. Except, cloned the repo, and when I run "...
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Multipass + microk8s + pgadmin4

How can I connect a host-based pgadmin4 to postgres database on microk8s on multipass?
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Multipass: How do you select a different image than the default?

I'm trying to setup a VM using Multipass, and I want to select the "docker" image instead of the default. I've seen the documentation at https://multipass.run/docs/launch-command, which at ...
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Is Multipass safe for prod use?

I'd like to use Multipass to set up VMs that I can connect into remotely. However, the docs only say that it's used for setting up dev/testing environments. Are there any major differences between a ...
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Can I configure multipass to use an existing network bridge?

I already have br0 configured on my physical host and would prefer to have all my multipass VMs use this bridge. Is there a way to do this? multipass get local.driver confirms I have the libvirt ...
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How do I undo, what multipass did to my networking device

I ran the following command trying to be able to access the multipass vms from outside the host computer. multipass launch --network name=enp8s0,mode=auto This is now the output from "multipass ...
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How to reach macOS host from Multipass VM guest (Ubuntu)?

I would like to reach the host like we can do for example from a Docker container with host.docker.internal. I'm using macOS with Apple Silicon (ARM64). Apparently Multipass needs Virtualbox to be ...
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Multipass bridged network not accepting connections from internet

I have a Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS VM in Multipass running which I want to expose to the internet via router port forwarding. The VM is using bridged network mode. If I run nc -l -p 8080 in the VM and listen ...
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Set up DHCP client in Multipass VM

I have created a new VM with multipass via: multipass launch --network en1 -c 2 -d 100G -m 16GB -n microk8s-vm On my router I have set a DHCP reservation, and ip a s enp0s8 confirms the correct ...
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How to fix ssh: connect to host xxx.xxx.xx.x port 22: Operation timed out

I am new to running ubuntu so not sure what I am missing here on My Old macbook pro (ubuntu server running): -I installed ubuntu multipass -created an ubuntu instance -with multipass list command I ...
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multipass cloud-init command line doesn't find yaml file

This seems like a pretty silly question as it's too simple. but Just getting feet wet with multipass, so one of the first things I try is using a cloud init file. But multipass reports error: No such ...
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How do I connect from my multipass guest OS to my host OS's localhost

I have two websites running locally on my system which need to access each other. One is within a multipass vm, and the other is in docker and accessible via localhost in my host OS. In the site in ...
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I am unable to upgrade my mac M1 multipass instance running Focal. Somehow it wants to install a kernel from Xenial

I am unable to upgrade my mac M1 multipass instance. Looks like it can no longer find the sources: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-arm64/by-hash/SHA256/...
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How to configure proxy in multipass virtual machine

My host computer (macOS Monterey M1) needs to connect through a proxy, which I can configure by setting the address as an environment variable (among other places): export https_proxy=http://.../ ...
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Can't find Multipass Ubuntu files on Mac M1 Finder

I'm running macOS 11.2.1 on a Mini M1 with one internal and two external drives. Using multipass 1.8.1+mac to create an Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS instance in terminal. Once in terminal, I can find the 3rd ...
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Multipass - Commandline?

I've tried using multipass. When I click on multipass in the startmenu it does not show anything dealing with a shell. It has a run as administrator option but this does nothing. I had an ubuntu CLI ...
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Manually download multipass VM images

Not sure if multipass run VMs locally or in the cloud, but if it is running locally is must download e.g. qemu2 images first. Can one download these image manually? Is there a simple URL to e.g. ...
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Details of multipass instance

"The multipass launch command without any argument will create and start a new instance" Not clear to me what is actually happening with this.  Is it running Ubuntu on another computer, x11/...
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multipass mount options

When mounting a local directory inside a multipass instance... flydutch@led:~$ multipass mount /media/TEST multipass-test:/opt/TEST ...it is mounted with nodev flag: ubuntu@multipass-test:~$ mount ......
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How to spin a x86_64 ubuntu on Apple M1 with Multipass

I have an Apple M1 processor (ARM64). Is there any way to spin a x86_64 machine? By default Multipass 1.8.0 is launching ARM64 Ubuntu instances.
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Trouble completing snapcraft tutorial on Ubuntu 20.04, Raspberry Pi 4

I am trying to package my first snap with the ultimate goal of deploying an app on Ubuntu Core 20. I am new to snapcraft and multipass, so I'm following the "Create Your First Snap" tutorial ...
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Multiple volume device on Ubuntu Multipass

I am using Ubuntu Multipass and would like to launch an instance with an additional volume device e.g. /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc since sad already exist with a partition. I would also like to know how to ...
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multipass ssh port definition on creation of vm

Is there a way to define the port that ssh is forwarded from guest machine? Right now it a randomly port is picked on the host machine.
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Error while running multipass launch

I'm new to ubuntu. I want to lunch multipass but it gives low disk space error. I have enough space in my hard disk. Thank you Error message : launch failed: Available disk (541548544 bytes) below ...
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How multipassd should be restarted to get multipass commands fuctional again?

Currently I can't run multipass shell, it shows the following in the terminal: $ multipass shell ubuntu-test shell failed: cannot connect to the multipass socket Please ensure multipassd is running ...
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Network error message: Feature is not implemented on this backend

i have a problem with multipass. For the background only: I'm trying to get the following example declared as simple to work: How to build a highly available Kubernetes cluster with MicroK8s I take ...
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Is it possible to use additional images with Multipass?

I'd like to use multipass to set up arch, debian, and amazon linux 2 images in addition to ubuntu images; is this possible?
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I'm trying to run an AppImage on multipass, but it won't open a window

I recently downloaded an App Image onto multipass and was hoping to run it, but when I did the terminal did this: ubuntu@multipass1~$./appimage.appimage ubuntu@multipass1~$ Nothing happened, no ...
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Multipass Source path does not exist

I'm running multipass on Ubuntu Desktop 21.04 to create many Ubuntu VMs on this Ubuntu machine. I need to mount a folder I created at the root directory /app to one of the VMs. While ls -l /app shows ...
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Trying to run a c file in ubuntu multipass

I am using multipass to run a c code, and ive been changing where the file is but I keep getting the permission denied message ubuntu@foo:~/C:/Users/andre/Documents/hello$ gcc hello.c -o hello ...
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failed: ssh connection failed: 'Timeout connecting to ... (Multipass)

I got the error ... failed: ssh connection failed: 'Timeout connecting to 10.156.58.216' when running both multipass ls and multipass shell blog. I cannot list my instances and log in my instances. ...
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Multipass was installed without consent

I rebooted my machine after and this software was installed. I'm assuming it was from something I've updated, because I haven't installed anything. Is this part of a new Ubuntu update or something? I'...
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After doing multipass upgrade I cannot list my previous VM

After some Windows 10 patches were applied two day ago I had issues to connect to the VM running on Multipass, so I did an upgrade to "multipass 1.6.2+win" and after that I could not list ...
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Ubuntu Multipass systray text-menu not appearing

I just upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. I found a problem in the Multipass systray menu. When I right-click the Multipass systray, the menu showing without any text inside. I have try to ...
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How do I customize the shell in Multipass (on Ubuntu)?

I am running Groovy Gorilla, and have installed Multipass for a dev environment. While reading how-to docs, I've seen different setups for the shell (larger font, different font colors, etc). How do ...
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How to setup a virtual Ubuntu machine (20.04) for external network connection?

I'm trying to setup two virtual machines (both running Ubuntu 20.04 server) on a physical server running Ubuntu 20.04 as well. Both VMs have to be reachable for external network connections via the ...
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Multipass accessing localhost

I am finding this very difficult to work with. I have installed multipass on Ubuntu 20.04. Inside multipass I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 like this. multipass launch -n ubuntu Not inside multipass ...
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Multipass change ip range

So I have a KVM VM here made with multipass and the IPV4 automatically assigned is not working: computer ip: 192.168.1.71 node ip: 192.168.1.78 |> vm ip: 192.168.122.28 I am trying to connect to ...
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Multipass with Python VENV

I am trying to make a venv with Python with Multipass and I have a folder mounted, however, when I try to create the venv, it gives me this message: Error: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: '/home/...
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Persist changes in multipass

I'm using Canonical's Multipass version 1.4.0 on Windows 10, version 1909 (64-bit). If I launch an Ubuntu instance and do some changes to it - say for instance, install some package using apt-get. How ...
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Multipass mount: source is not readable

I try to mount a directory to an multipass ubuntu instance. But I get the error: mount failed: source "<path_to_dir>" is not readable The directory should has the correct mode: ...
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Ubuntu Multipass: permission denied [closed]

when I try to do ./ to test one of my programs it says permission denied. Is there a way to run multipass as administrator to see if that solves the problem or what could be the problem.
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multipass running something at 100% cpu

Hi I noticed something was using 100% cpu for a long time, checked ps aux and saw this: root 8217 99.9 0.0 208160 13608 ? Sl 11:25 165:44 /snap/multipass/2439/bin/sshfs_server 10.24.202....
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MULTIPASS yields dnsmasq error at launch. What can I do?

I just installed Multipass (Canonical's virtual machine manager) on Ubuntu Budgie 20.04. When I run the Multipass launch command, I get: [error] [dnsmasq] Process operation timed out launch failed: ...
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Cannot access an Ubuntu guest VM running under multipass on an Ubuntu Host from the outer network

Setup & Purpose I use a headless Ubuntu server as VM host running a nextcloud appliance using multipass. I want to access the VM from another Desktop System in the same network for testing. local ...
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How to open GUI applications in multipass container(guest = ubuntu, host = ubuntu)? X-Forwarding

How to open GUI applications in multipass container(guest = ubuntu, host = ubuntu)? I have installed multipass container, which is kind of docker container to run logically separate system. Multipass ...
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How can I redirect storage of Multipass VMs?

I've just been trying out Multipass and can see great value in using it for training and testing. Unfortunately with the small SSD I use as the root volume in my server it quickly ran out of space. I ...
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how can I install apps from browser? [duplicate]

I downloaded it, but I can't activate it. It looks like this...
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multipass questions

I'm having some difficulty finding docs for this. I'd like to create my own images and use them in multipass. I can't seem to find any documentation on how to create the image (can I use a docker ...
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