verifying that unzipped directories are the same? (tar problems)

Hi, there, I am moving my website from one linux server to another.

I have basically been gzipping the tar file, scp to the new site and
there it is.

But I'm having problems when untarring at the other end.

I'm getting some error messages. They may be harmless, but I don't

Here's my main problem. How can I compare a directory with about
20,000 files and subdirectories inside to make sure everything is
basically there in the unzipped version?

Is there an easy way to find out some stats on one directory. (number
of files, directories, total size etc).

I'm acting under the assumption that the main problem would be missing
files or directories or that the unzip process stopped unzipping
things when it reached the error message. So really what I need to
find is how many files made it and the paths of those that didn't.

the end of my screen messages for the tgz were for some media files.
Any help would be appreciated.

I can remove the last few media files and trying zipping/unzipping
again. But the gzip file is already about 800 mb already. I don't want
to keep doing this only to find out there are 100s of files giving

Robert Nagle

teleread/BLOSSOM-JOHN 2.9.06.wma

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
[rjnagle@web27 27test]$ ls