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6b837bc4 04/07/2011 02:51 pm Jes Sorensen

qemu-img: Initial progress printing support

This adds the basic infrastructure for supporting progress output
on the command line, as well as progress support for qemu-img commands
'rebase' and 'convert'.

Signed-off-by: Jes Sorensen <>...

51ef6727 10/22/2010 03:49 pm edison

Copy snapshots out of QCOW2 disk

In order to backup snapshots, created from QCOW2 iamge, we want to copy snapshots out of QCOW2 disk to a seperate storage.
The following patch adds a new option in "qemu-img": qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O qcow2 -s snapshot_name src_img bck_img....

5fb58b06 07/13/2010 06:48 pm Stefan Weil

qemu-img: Fix copy+paste bug in documentation

Replace rebase by resize in documentation of resize command.

Cc: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
Cc: Kevin Wolf <>

Signed-off-by: Stefan Weil <>
Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <>

3c4c3210 05/22/2010 11:33 am Jan Kiszka

Fix TEXI section mark imbalance in qemu-img-cmd.hx

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <>
Signed-off-by: Blue Swirl <>

ae6b0ed6 05/03/2010 11:07 am Stefan Hajnoczi

qemu-img: Add 'resize' command to grow/shrink disk images

This patch adds a 'resize' command to grow/shrink disk images. This
allows changing the size of disk images without copying to a new image
file. Currently only raw files support resize.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>...

cb66ffcf 03/15/2010 12:56 am Kevin Wolf

qemu-img rebase: Document -f option

The option was implemented in e53dbee0, but I forgot documenting it.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: Aurelien Jarno <>

3e85c6fd 01/14/2010 01:14 am Kevin Wolf

qemu-img rebase

This adds a rebase subcommand to qemu-img which allows to change the backing
file of an image.

In default mode, both the current and the new backing file need to exist, and
after the rebase, the COW image is guaranteed to have the same guest visible...

8063d0fe 11/09/2009 04:43 pm Kevin Wolf

Documentation: Don't mention old qemu-img options

The old options are still supported for compatibility, but they are
inconsistent (for example create -b vs. convert -B for backing files) and
incomplete (-F only exists for create) which tends to confuse people. Remove...

153859be 06/07/2009 09:59 am Stuart Brady

Use hxtool for qemu-img command list

Use hxtool to generate the 'command syntax' section of qemu-img's help
message, and the corresponding section of the texinfo documentation.

This has the side-effect of adding 'check' to this list of commands in
the texinfo documentation....