How To Install blkreplay on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install blkreplay on Debian 10. blkreplay is block device testing and benchmarking toolkit

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install blkreplay on Debian 10.

What is blkreplay

blkreplay is a utility driving the block layer of the operating system while measuring latency and throughput of I/O operations for later visualisation. . blkreplay can create artificial loads (random read-write sweeps, various kinds of overload tests) or replay natural loads which have been recorded by blktrace or a similar utility run at production servers. . blkreplay can be used to test physical hardware, to compare different brands of hard disks or RAID controllers, to evaluate the effect of SSD caching, to compare different block level transports like iSCSI vs Fibrechannel and so on.

There are three ways to install blkreplay on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install blkreplay Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install blkreplay using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install blkreplay

Install blkreplay Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install blkreplay using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install blkreplay

Install blkreplay Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install blkreplay using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install blkreplay

How To Uninstall blkreplay on Debian 10

To uninstall only the blkreplay package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove blkreplay

Uninstall blkreplay And Its Dependencies

To uninstall blkreplay and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove blkreplay

Remove blkreplay Configurations and Data

To remove blkreplay configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge blkreplay

Remove blkreplay configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove blkreplay configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge blkreplay

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install blkreplay on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.