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Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

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Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

Hi

 

I am very new to administering SAS. When mapping metadata folders to a phyiscal directory on the linux server, can the phyiscal directories be anywhere on the server? Or do they need to be located under the Metadata server directory? I have searched the communities but I am not sure.

 

Thanks in advance.

Kathy


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‎08-01-2017 02:55 PM
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Re: Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

Metadata folders exist solely in metadata, they have no connection to the physical file system.

Some objects stored in metadata will have a physical location assigned (like libraries or the repository for the stored process codes), but not the folder structure itself.

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‎08-01-2017 02:55 PM
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Re: Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

Metadata folders exist solely in metadata, they have no connection to the physical file system.

Some objects stored in metadata will have a physical location assigned (like libraries or the repository for the stored process codes), but not the folder structure itself.

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Re: Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

If you are new as a SAS admin you should benefit from taking a SAS Platform Administration training.

When designing the metadata folder tree you should involve any SAS solution architect or anyone with a similar role.
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Re: Mapping metadata folders to phyiscal directories on Linux server

Hi Kathy,

 

You may also find it useful to read @angieh's SAS Global Forum paper "Getting Started with Designing and Implementing a SAS 9.4 Metadata and File System Security Design" to help guide your SAS metadata and file system security design. https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Global-Forum-2017/If-you-are-interested-in-SAS-Metadata-Security-...

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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