04-23-2013 09:11 AM
We are planning to:
1) Upgrade from 9.1 to 9.3,
2) Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit
3) Upgrade from a teeny tiny server to a great big server
All at the same time (it is a "management decision").
We currently run 9.3 on one of our development boxes and have found (and resolved) a few minor problems. I would like to try
to avoid any major problems with this conversion, if possible. We have a boat load of production jobs that currently run in our
9.1 environment - what would be the "best practice" for testing?
Does anyone have any notes / comments / experiences that they would like to share? I would appreciate anything that would
make my life easier.
Thanks in advance.
04-23-2013 09:51 AM
About the migration itself, there are lots of information on support.sas.com.
Apart from that - new server sounds great. Just run your jobs (and applications) in paralel and compare the results...
04-23-2013 10:45 AM
New server might be fun.
We have run a number of our jobs using 9.3 on our current server. Since we create a lot of formatted Excel spreadsheets and HTML documents, I've noticed that the "cosmetics" of the results change so we just can't "eyeball" the reports to insure they are the same.