some .tar files need to be repaired

I have an old server. Yesterday I wanted to change the OS. so I had to backup some data first. I backup them in this way:

1) for /home directory, I used "tar cvf [url removed, login to view] /home". I got a [url removed, login to view] file.

2) for /var/db/mysql directory, I used "tar cvf [url removed, login to view] /var/db/mysql". I got a [url removed, login to view] file.

3) I uploaded those 2 files to a Windows server via FTP.

Later, the server's OS changed from FreeBSD 6.1 to Ubuntu Linux 8.04. The harddisk was totally formatted and re-assigned.

Now, Via FTP from the Windows server I downloaded those 2 .tar files back. I tried "tar xvf homedir.tar" and "tar xvf mysqldir.tar". Both tar files can't be extracted. The error message is:

tar: Skipping to next header

tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

A friend told me that probably was because of I used wrong FTP Mode to upload/download files. But no idea how to fix.

Help me, Please!



Kemahiran: Linux, Sistem Admin, Destop Windows

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( 14 ulasan ) Jinhua, China

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I can fix this right now.

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Hello, I'm an experienced systems and network admin. Please, take a look at my PM. Thanks.

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Your file extraction command is wrong tar -xvf [login to view URL] Cheers ( Had to put an amount in )

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