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SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

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SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

Hi,

 

Can we upgrade the SAS server to new maintenance release by applying hot fixes instead of SAS software depot?

It works?

 

Windows server 2012 R2, single machine

Office analytics

 


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‎03-16-2018 08:48 AM
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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

Hello @vkrishna,

 

I think @SASKiwi is following up greatly your questions.

 

Just a couple of additions to his guide:

 

  • For software updates, please check the guide, always very useful http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=whatsdiff&docsetTarget=titlepage.htm&docsetVersion=9.4&locale...
  • If you are concerned about loosing settings:
    • Customisations to compute must go to _usermods files. If any change is out of those files, you should keep a copy of the non-usermods files.
    • Also, if you have web applications and since you will need to rebuild and redeploy them, every customisation to web applications (such as timeouts or themes) should be copied and restored after the maintenance, by you.
    • You should always make a good backup of the system before any big change, as a maintenance level application.

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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

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Unfortunately not. Maintenance releases include new functionality and hence new software.

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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

Thanks @SASKiwi. If we upgrade to new maintenance release it will change the system options? like memsize. 

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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

It's possible, but if you have applied your own modifications in the "user mods" config files then these won't be overwritten.

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‎03-16-2018 08:48 AM
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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

Hello @vkrishna,

 

I think @SASKiwi is following up greatly your questions.

 

Just a couple of additions to his guide:

 

  • For software updates, please check the guide, always very useful http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=whatsdiff&docsetTarget=titlepage.htm&docsetVersion=9.4&locale...
  • If you are concerned about loosing settings:
    • Customisations to compute must go to _usermods files. If any change is out of those files, you should keep a copy of the non-usermods files.
    • Also, if you have web applications and since you will need to rebuild and redeploy them, every customisation to web applications (such as timeouts or themes) should be copied and restored after the maintenance, by you.
    • You should always make a good backup of the system before any big change, as a maintenance level application.
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Re: SAS 9.4 TS1M3 to 9.4 TS1M5

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

 

@JuanS_OCS,

 

You mentioned that 

  • Also, if you have web applications and since you will need to rebuild and redeploy them, every customisation to web applications (such as timeouts or themes) should be copied and restored after the maintenance, by you.

Yes, we have applications.

Is it required or mandatory to rebuild and redeploy the web applications after upgrade? 

I read that when we update SAS will rebuild, redeploy and restart the we applications.

 

 

Thanks,

V

 

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