Steps for upgrading SuiteCRM 6.5.15 to 7.0.1


I want to upgrade our current installation of SuiteCRM 6.5.15 and now we want to upgrade it to 7.0.1. We have deployed it on Amazon Linux (EC2)/MySQL. Please suggest steps for upgradation.

Thank you.

Hi there,

If you go to the downloads page you will be able to download the SugarCRM 6.5.x to SuiteCRM 7.0.1 upgrade file. You can then upgrade by navigating to Admin -> Upgrade Wizard. Follow the onscreen steps to upgrade.

Note: We advise you fully backup your SugarCRM instance incase of data loss.



Thanks Will for help. I tried with mentioned steps but everytime on the uploading upgrade package, it takes me to the dashboard and then all the workflow is gone. I again to the Admin / Upgrade Wizard, try to again upload the upgrade package but no use. Every time it ends up landing me on the dashboard (index.php). In upgradeWizard.log file I see the following error:
“***Potential error: patch found with either no ‘type’ or non-patch type”. Any thought?

Hi there,

Please set the following recommended permissions for your SuiteCRM instance:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data .
sudo chmod -R 755 .
sudo chmod -R 775 cache custom modules themes data upload config_override.php


We recommend setting the following values with your php.ini:-

upload_max_filesize = 60M
max_execution_time = 200
post_max_size = 120M

After making changes to the php.ini setting you will need to restart the server for them to take affect.

SuiteCRM Setting

Another thing to look at is the Suite ‘Maximum upload size’ by default this is set at 3000000(about 3mb), try changing it to 15000000. You can change this value in Admin->System Settings and you will see Maximum upload size in the advanced panel.

Please try these suggested settings and attempt your upgrade again.