Expected behavior of vagrant up

Tag: vagrant Author: xuguifu Date: 2013-06-30

vagrant up is used to create and start new machines. What isn't defined well is what should happen when a machine already exists but has been halted.

In my experience, sometimes vagrant up starts the halted machine and sometimes it starts a new machine even though a halted machine exists.

As far as I can tell, vagrant up [NAME] behaves consistently.

What is the expected behavior of vagrant up? Should it always start a new machine even if one already exists, or should it only start a new machine when one doesn't exist?