I tried to put my own server, updated the VPS, I downloaded the latest version of the Linux server, I tried to extract the server, and I came across a pink deviation.

How can I resolve this?

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    What is a "pink deviation"? – DavidPostill Feb 25 '16 at 17:34
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    The right answer is there. Just for the record: your file is not compressed, the files it contains are packed together only without any compression. As a matter of fact, the size of the file is probably greater than the sum of the files that are packed. If you really meet a file that is compressed, its extension will be tar.Z, tar.gz or .tgz; then the contained files are packed together and the package is compressed. – Gombai Sándor Feb 25 '16 at 17:51

The behaviour of tar is correct.

You tell tar to extract a *.tar.gz archive (z means extract gzip archive) but you have a *.tar archive. The both following commands work:

tar zxvf abc.tar.gz
tar xvf abc.tar
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    Modern versions of tar are also very good at guessing the compression, if any. So leaving out the type argument will even work on most compressed files. – Daniel B Feb 25 '16 at 18:53

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