qmpbackup 0.28

Over the last weekend i had some spare time to improve qmpbackup a little more, the new version:

  • Uses blockdev-backup QMP commands instead of the soon to be deprecated drive-backup.
  • Adds --compress option: target QCOW files data can be compressed.
  • Adds --speed-limit option to limit backup speed throughput.
  • Adds --include-raw option so attached raw devices can be backed up too.
  • Allows backing up virtual machines in paused or pre-running state.
  • Adds backup option copy to allow backing up virtual machines with older qcow image formats, that are not supporting persistent bitmaps.
  • Improved logging output.

and some minor code reworks. Hope its useful for someone.

Written on January 29, 2024