Has anyone managed to successfully perform this migration by following the instructions here: SuiteCRM 7.12.x migration to SuiteCRM 8.x :: SuiteCRM Documentation
Whilst the steps seem to be successful and we get no errors actually understanding and following what the instructions say regarding changing session dirs (the Session Configuration hyperlink is broken); site_url; and RewriteBase are completely unclear and the examples add extra parts into both URL and folder paths e.g “crm”
Once you’ve had a stab at changing path names randomly, you then end up with a blank page with some unrendered PHP in the source code view. Changing paths, .htaccess files and creating Virtual hosts eventually gets a brief view of the new frontend login page which quickly changes to has an animated “working” SuiteCRM logo which just sits there.
No errors are logged anywhere we can see in the php-fpm error log, logs/prod/prod.log, legacy/logs/… . httpd log files or anywhere else we can see.
We also discovered (after the fact) a number off additional php extensions are required for v8 - whilst you are asked to check the compatibility matrix, that page doesn’t list the extensions only the core versions. As this page is specifically about the upgrade from v7->v8 it would probably be a good idea to list addition php extensions need in the “Before migrating” section.
We don’t have any customisations, nothing, we’re a simple site - upgraded from SugarCE6.5->suiteCRM7.1.x and through every version since. All this server does is SuiteCRM with a MariaDB backend.
Rocky Linux 8.6
php 7.4.33 running in php-fpm mode under apache httpd 2.4
So if anyone has managed to successfully do this and can translate the instructions into plain English and share them we would be eternally grateful.