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    This exception occurs when using an older version of java. Mainly when trying to run a jar compiled with a newer Java version in an older Java version. We can avoid this issue by executing the jar in the same version which it was compiled.

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    This might be caused by and outdated version of Java, SonarQube now uses Java 8 as default. You might upgrade java or use an older version of SonarQube.

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