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  1. Make sure you have completed the Initial Steps for Migrating to Blesta.
  2. Stop the cron job running for your WHMCS installation.
  3. Put WHMCS into maintenance mode to prevent client logins by visiting [Setup] > [General Settings] > [General].
  4. Back up your WHMCS files. You can do this via an FTP program, or via a shell by running: zip -r /path/to/installation/*
  5. Back up your WHMCS database. You can do this through a database manager like PHPMyAdmin using the "Export" feature, or with the mysqldump shell command by running: mysqldump -u database_username -p database_name > -r backup.sql and entering your database password when prompted.