Trying to install evaluation instance of JIRA

I am trying to install an evaluation instance of JIRA using Tomcat 6.0.37 on a Linux box. When I try to create the evaluation database, I get the following error. Please advise:

java.lang.IllegalStateException: You cannot perform an import with an invalid validation result.
	com.atlassian.jira.bc.dataimport.DefaultDataImportService.doImport(DefaultDataImportService.java:227)
	com.atlassian.jira.startup.DatabaseInitialImporter.importInitialData(DatabaseInitialImporter.java:55)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.action.setup.SetupDatabase.doDefault(SetupDatabase.java:120)
	sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
	sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
	webwork.util.InjectionUtils$DefaultInjectionImpl.invoke(InjectionUtils.java:70)
	webwork.util.InjectionUtils.invoke(InjectionUtils.java:56)
	webwork.action.ActionSupport.invokeCommand(ActionSupport.java:438)
	webwork.action.ActionSupport.execute(ActionSupport.java:157)
	com.atlassian.jira.action.JiraActionSupport.execute(JiraActionSupport.java:87)
	webwork.interceptor.DefaultInterceptorChain.proceed(DefaultInterceptorChain.java:39)
	webwork.interceptor.NestedInterceptorChain.proceed(NestedInterceptorChain.java:31)
	webwork.interceptor.ChainedInterceptor.intercept(ChainedInterceptor.java:16)
	webwork.interceptor.DefaultInterceptorChain.proceed(DefaultInterceptorChain.java:35)
	webwork.dispatcher.GenericDispatcher.executeAction(GenericDispatcher.java:225)
	webwork.dispatcher.GenericDispatcher.executeAction(GenericDispatcher.java:154)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.dispatcher.JiraWebworkActionDispatcher.service(JiraWebworkActionDispatcher.java:152)
	javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:723)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.XContentTypeOptionsNoSniffFilter.doFilter(XContentTypeOptionsNoSniffFilter.java:22)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.AbstractHttpFilter.doFilter(AbstractHttpFilter.java:31)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.HeaderSanitisingFilter.doFilter(HeaderSanitisingFilter.java:44)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.IteratingFilterChain.doFilter(IteratingFilterChain.java:46)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:77)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:63)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.accesslog.AccessLogFilter.executeRequest(AccessLogFilter.java:103)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.accesslog.AccessLogFilter.doFilter(AccessLogFilter.java:87)
	com.atlassian.jira.security.xsrf.XsrfTokenAdditionRequestFilter.doFilter(XsrfTokenAdditionRequestFilter.java:45)
	com.opensymphony.sitemesh.webapp.SiteMeshFilter.obtainContent(SiteMeshFilter.java:181)
	com.opensymphony.sitemesh.webapp.SiteMeshFilter.doFilter(SiteMeshFilter.java:85)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.SitemeshPageFilter.doFilter(SitemeshPageFilter.java:123)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.IteratingFilterChain.doFilter(IteratingFilterChain.java:46)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:77)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:63)
	com.atlassian.seraph.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:234)
	com.atlassian.security.auth.trustedapps.filter.TrustedApplicationsFilter.doFilter(TrustedApplicationsFilter.java:100)
	com.atlassian.seraph.filter.BaseLoginFilter.doFilter(BaseLoginFilter.java:169)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JiraLoginFilter.doFilter(JiraLoginFilter.java:70)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.IteratingFilterChain.doFilter(IteratingFilterChain.java:46)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:77)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:63)
	com.atlassian.util.profiling.filters.ProfilingFilter.doFilter(ProfilingFilter.java:99)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JIRAProfilingFilter.doFilter(JIRAProfilingFilter.java:19)
	com.atlassian.johnson.filters.AbstractJohnsonFilter.doFilter(AbstractJohnsonFilter.java:71)
	org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.RuleChain.handleRewrite(RuleChain.java:176)
	org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.RuleChain.doRules(RuleChain.java:145)
	org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.UrlRewriter.processRequest(UrlRewriter.java:92)
	org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.UrlRewriteFilter.doFilter(UrlRewriteFilter.java:394)
	com.atlassian.gzipfilter.GzipFilter.doFilterInternal(GzipFilter.java:74)
	com.atlassian.gzipfilter.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:51)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.gzip.JiraGzipFilter.doFilter(JiraGzipFilter.java:55)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.IteratingFilterChain.doFilter(IteratingFilterChain.java:46)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:77)
	com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.doFilter(ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter.java:63)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.cache.AbstractCachingFilter.doFilter(AbstractCachingFilter.java:33)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.AbstractHttpFilter.doFilter(AbstractHttpFilter.java:31)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.encoding.AbstractEncodingFilter.doFilter(AbstractEncodingFilter.java:41)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.AbstractHttpFilter.doFilter(AbstractHttpFilter.java:31)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.PathMatchingEncodingFilter.doFilter(PathMatchingEncodingFilter.java:49)
	com.atlassian.core.filters.AbstractHttpFilter.doFilter(AbstractHttpFilter.java:31)
	com.atlassian.jira.startup.JiraStartupChecklistFilter.doFilter(JiraStartupChecklistFilter.java:78)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JiraFirstFilter.doFilter(JiraFirstFilter.java:57)

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Upon evaluating whether to pursue the WAR or the standalone version, I am leaning towards the standalone for this new instance. I tested it, and it works, so I am closing this issue now. However, be aware that there still is a problem with the WAR distribution that needs to be addressed.

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Richie Gee Atlassian Team Dec 26, 2013

Hey there,

This seems to be a bug described on the follow KB:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRAKB/JIRA+Does+Not+Start+due+to+InstanceAlreadyExistsException

Can you try changing the database password to not contain special character and check if this helps?

Hi Richie, This is an evaluation install using the internal hsql db. I never even got to the step where the database was created. Although this raises the question as to whether I can do an evaluation install with an external database, since we ultimately will get a license? Thanks!

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