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Vtiger is a great open source CRM system with plenty of functionality allowing you to run your business and communicate with your leads and customers. Just recently the vTiger team released the latest version of their software – vTiger 6.0.If you wish to upgrade your vTiger CRM system to the latest version – then this article is for you!

Before you start the upgrade make sure to create a backup of your website! You can check our guide for creating a backup of your website here

Once you have your website you are ready to start with the upgrade. Proceed by downloading the vTigercrm-5.4-6.0.patch.zip.  Now extract the contents of the archive. You will have a folder called “migrate” and archive called vtiger6.zip. Upload that folder and archive in the root directory of your vTiger website.  You can easily do this via FTP client such as FileZilla. Now you can proceed with the upgrade of your vTiger CRM by accessing:

http://yourdomain.com/migrate/
You should see a screen similar to this:

 

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Few things to do here:

– Check the box for “I have taken the backup of database”

– Check the box for “I have taken the backup of source folder”

– Fill your vTiger username and password

– Click the “Start Migrate” button

The upgrade process may take a few minutes, while the script updates your databases records and files. When ready click the “Finish” button.  You can now access your vTiger 6.0 website.

If you are using our vTiger hosting, you can request free upgrade of your vTiger website from our Genius Support team. They are at your disposal 24/7!