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I am using Unix Sco 5.

Used "tar cvf mback * " to make file a single file mback which includes all ten files in that directory.

Through ftp transfer burn on Cd.

Now while restoring back to Unix server using the command tar xvf mback, I am getting the above error (directory checksum error).

Please help me.

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> Through ftp transfer burn on Cd.
A common problem with FTP is if files are transferred in ACSII mode - Which "converts" Unix files to DOS format.

If you didn't specify "binary" mode for the FTP transfer, try copying the file from CD to hard disk and then run `dtox` on it to convert it back from DOS to Unix format
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If the FTP transfer wasn't done in binary mode I believe the tar image has been damaged beyond repair. ASCII mode is only a 7 bit transfer and information has been lost.
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Thanks.
Yes it helped me, we have to be in binary mode.

Thanks & Regards

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