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No. Tar is a concatenation of files data, interleaved with files metadata (tar headers). That alone wouldn't necessarily be the dead end, since one could read the header, find out data length and (if the server allowed for that) skip to the next header (e.g. via the same functionality that allows to resume HTTP transmissions). What really makes this ...
If you don't know what files consume your disk space, use ncdu. It's a text disk analyzer, and it looks like this: You can press enter to investigate directories in the directory tree.
du lists directories, not individual files (unless you do du *). There are either many, many subdirectories in your home directory that add up to the full 200GB, or, more likely, some very large files in your home directory. $ dd if=/dev/zero of=sample bs=500M count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 records out 524288000 bytes (524 MB) copied, 0.894554 s, 586 MB/s $ ...
ls -alh /home/david Probably there is at least one huge file.
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