On the last step of migration, the following error appears under Tools & Settings > Migration & Transfer Manager > Start new Migration > Transfer data already processed by the Migration & Transfer Agent and located on the local host when path to a dump file is specified:
Error: The source file is not a valid XML file.
If you supplied an archive file containing a backup from Plesk version 9 or later, then extract the contents of this archive, and process the extracted XML file with the converter.
If you want to convert a backup file from a Plesk version earlier than 9, then you first need to process it with the pre9-backup-convert utility, and then process the resulting file with the pre10-backup-convert utility.
The following error can be found in
[2014-03-12 13:54:40.431|3666] INFO: Subprocess raised ExecuteException: Subprocess <subprocess '/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/backup_sign verify /usr/local/psa/PMM/rsessions/20140312135433421/dump/dump_object338.xml'> was finished with exit code 1
== STDOUT ====================
The XML file /usr/local/psa/PMM/rsessions/20140312135433421/dump/dump_object338.xml was not parsed successfully with the following errors:
/usr/local/psa/PMM/rsessions/20140312135433421/dump/dump_object338.xml:1673:parsererror :EntityRef: expecting ';' <password type="plain">&a&c<PASS;></password> ^/usr/local/psa/PMM/rsessions/20140312135433421/dump/dump_object338.xml:1673:parsererror :Entity 'c' not defined <password type="plain">&a&c<PASS;></password> ^
== STDERR ====================
Special symbols like
"$lt" in the client's password.
Find backup file with account with bad password, some sensitive data from error output can be used, for example part of the account password: "PASS" . Go to the directory with backup files and run the
# cd /transfer/
# find . -name '*xml' | xargs grep PASS
./resellers/test_reseller/clients/14/domains/example.com/backup_example.com_info_1403121141.xml: <password type="plain">&a&c<PASS;></password>
Output from the command above is the file name where information about account with bad password is stored. Its name (
backup_example.com_info_1403121141.xml) contains domain name:
# grep -A2 -B3 PASS ./resellers/test_reseller/clients/14/domains/example.com/backup_example.com_info_1403121141.xml
To fix the issue change password for the
ftpuserunder the domain example.com and perform migration from scratch, starting from step 2 in article :