Uprading from 8.5.6 to 9.0.0

I’m trying to upgrade an existing local site from 8.5.6 to 9.0.0 to try the new release and assess how easy the upgrade process is (I work for a web agency and we are considering upgrading our client’s sites to v9).
I tried to upgrade using the web interface (following this guide: How to Upgrade Concrete5) but it failed silently. I also tried to replace the concrete/ folder with the one from the v9 and running concrete5 c5:update.

No luck so far, can anyone direct me to a guide or give me advice?