We're migrating from SAS 9.3 to 9.4 and we have SAS EM, EG, SMC and stored processes. Our servers from both versions are Unix. May we know what are the things we need to check/do to have a smooth migration? Thanks.
The guide to software updates should be able to give you the pin pointers needed.
A brief explanation of what you can find there:
- Migration can be done with partial promotion (clean new installation and a export/import metadata spk packages) or SMU http://support.sas.com/rnd/migration/utility/index.html (SAS Migration Utility, which will migrate your metadata "as is" and your configuration, which is not always the best in quality, but surely the easiest). And it seems your products will allow any of those 2 (some solutions only allow 1 method).
- In terms of control and quality of the migration, and if you are used you promotions, my best suggestion is go for the partial promotion, where you can select what to promote to the new environment and how.
- SAS code: you will need to change the server settings and perhaps directories.
- For SAS EG, you first do the migration of the server-side, you complete it and validate it. Then, you can migrate EG projects. You can do this with the migration wizard of EG projects, you probably will only need to ensure that they connect to the new server and server parameters. If you change metadata or linux directories, you will need to adjust that part too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0w9BP4xbs