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# 8  
Old 10-29-2002
I second that these errors are usually wrong or corrupt data

Janr hit the nail on the head
# 9  
Old 10-29-2002
I'm not sure what else to suggest, I just knew that I sometimes try to tar tapes that are cpio & get that error.
# 10  
Old 10-29-2002
There is a slight chance you can get the "tar: directory checksum error " error if it was created with GNU tar and trying to read it with tar from SUN.

According to SunSolve, you can get GNU tar utility for 2.6 at]GNU tar from SUN (ftp)[/URL]

Try it since nothing else seems to be working.
# 11  
Old 10-30-2002
Thanks for all your help on this one guys.

I applied patches, installed GNUtar, tried other backup/restore commands...but not joy!

I'm now have to go and make my case for the data being corrupt!!!

Cheers again
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