First you need to backup the vm you want to transfer using vzdump vzdump -dumpdir=./ 100  This will dump vm with the id 100 to your current directory Next compress the file and transfer it to the new server gzip vzdump-openvz-100-2017_09_24-22_14_55.tar scp vzdump-openvz-100-2017_09_24-22_14_55.tar.gz newserver:/vmbackups Now on the new server run these commands to restore the