invalid character 0x1b in Jira export entities.xml



I would like to migrate my JIRA installation from JIRA Server Software (7.1.9) to JIRA Cloud. I have created the XML export file as and the data folder as I uploaded both to the WebDAV folder.


When I try to start the import I get the following error:

"There was an error parsing the entities.xml file: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x1b) was found in the CDATA section."

Anyone know anything about that? There are a few very old bug reports with similar error messages, but they seem to have been fixed a while ago. I found no other information about this.

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you have to remove 0x1b with the following:

 perl -i -pe 's/\x1b//g' entities.xml


It worked afterwards.


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