Just wondering if there was a central location for "Best Practices" for SAS Administrators.
For example, making a full system backup before applying hot fixes.
I know this information exists, but it seems to be scattered. Any thoughts?
I am running SAS 9.4 M3 on a Linux RHEL 6 box.
Here are some papers and web pages that list areas to review from a SAS Adminstration perspective. http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings14/SAS106-2014.pdf
But yes, making a backup of everything (including the operating system) before applying SAS fixes/patches/maintenance releases is an Administration best practice.
Please let us know if you have questions on any of the content of the above paper.
And for other pratical information about making sure your SAS users are happy, please review this paper "Ensuring that Your SAS® Infrastructure Is Able to Meet Your SAS Users' Demands" at http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings16/SAS6207-2016.pdf
FYI, a great video "Top 10 SAS Platform Administration Tasks" by @DavidStern in the Technical Insights and Expertise series that complements his SAS Administration checklist paper mentioned in the thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y-qwZgcEO0&featur
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