How To Install fsarchiver on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install fsarchiver on Debian 10. fsarchiver is file system archiver

Introduction

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

What is fsarchiver

FSArchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file system to a compressed archive file. The file system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file system. Unlike tar/dar, FSArchiver also creates the file system when it extracts the data to partitions. Everything is checksummed in the archive in order to protect the data. If the archive is corrupt, you just lose the current file, not the whole archive.

There are three ways to install fsarchiver 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 fsarchiver Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install fsarchiver

Install fsarchiver Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install fsarchiver

Install fsarchiver 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 fsarchiver using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fsarchiver

How To Uninstall fsarchiver on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove fsarchiver

Uninstall fsarchiver And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fsarchiver

Remove fsarchiver Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fsarchiver

Remove fsarchiver configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fsarchiver

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Summary

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