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about network mounts

Hi All,

    If using SAS server in linux, will the SAS admin do network mounts for the convenience of the SAS users?

 

    1) what's the common procedure?

      A: share local Windows drive as a network resource and mount it to linux server

      B: share a resource on the server and mount it on your desktop

      C: use a resource on a file server mounted on both machines (server and desktop)

      D: no network mount

    2) How do you share project for multipul people to use?

   

Thank you!

Jade


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‎02-27-2017 09:17 AM
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Re: about network mounts

If you need to move a bunch of files to the server, you can do so quite easily with a secure copy tool like WinSCP.

SSH is installed on servers out of the box, and needs no further confguration if used with password authentication.

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Re: about network mounts

D.

Shared data is best kept on the server.

Files for import can be handled with Enterprise Guide; as soon as such import is moved from manual to batch, the copy process(es) is/are handled by the company-wide scheduler.

Projects can be saved to the server through Enterprise Guide. If a shared directory is created and links to that are created in user's home directories, they can store their projects there. It is also possible to store projects in SAS folders in metadata.

 

Keeping all things SAS in one place facilitates easier management and makes sure that everything is subject to a reliable backup, which is typically not in place on desktops.

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Re: about network mounts

@KurtBremser But if you have batch of files (for example 20 files) need to import, is it not that efficient to import via enterprise Guide one by one?

 

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‎02-27-2017 09:17 AM
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Re: about network mounts

If you need to move a bunch of files to the server, you can do so quite easily with a secure copy tool like WinSCP.

SSH is installed on servers out of the box, and needs no further confguration if used with password authentication.

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Re: about network mounts

Thank you!

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