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

So I started the upgrades from current to 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

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


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


That will show you everything you need to know!

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