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0System Backup Excluding Media & Upgrade Takes Too Long and Installation Wizard Pops Up

So I started the upgrades from current 1.9.1.0 to 1.9.3.4 and checked system backup and maintenance mode check-boxes. 500 Error fixed with changing permissions to 755. Installation Wizard popped up on my domain After I fixed 500 Error. Back up is still in process.

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    Look for Apache logs to define what happened and why 500 is there. Seems like it is max_execution time limited. Backup will run for a log time anyway and there is no way to speed it up. However, you can do it manually (via ssh or any hosting-tool) and than try to upgrade without magento-generated backups. It would be 10 times faster for sure. – StasGrin Jul 13 '17 at 22:04
  • You can contact your hosting provider to give you a full backup of your site and if you can upgrade via FTP it would be faster. Your 500 error is most likely a timeout and you can increase this in your .htaccess – brentwpeterson Aug 2 '17 at 13:38
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You will want to increase your Max Execution time for the upgrade

You can do this in your htaccess or in your php.ini file

ini_set('max_execution_time', 0); 

You can use "0" or "18000"

You will also want to look at the memory that PHP is using

ini_set('memory_limit','1024M');

Both of these values can be set then reset after the upgrade

The easiest way to find the values from the frontend it to create a file called

phpinfo.php and include the following code

<?php
phpinfo();

That will show you everything you need to know!

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