08-24-2016 03:11 PM
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.
08-24-2016 03:20 PM - edited 08-24-2016 03:54 PM
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.
08-24-2016 03:32 PM - edited 08-24-2016 03:55 PM
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
01-16-2017 04:02 AM
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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