How to recover a corrupted tar.gz file in ubuntu

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1) Insatall gzrt
#sudo apt-get install gzrt

2)Recover corrupted tar.gz file
#gzrecover my-corrupted-backup.tar.gz
This command will create a *.recovered file

3) Extract corrupted tar.gz file
#cpio -F my-corrupted-backup.tar.recovered -i -v
This command will extract files from corrupted tar.gz

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