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best practices for SAS Administration

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.


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‎08-25-2016 02:14 PM
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Re: best practices for SAS Administration

If you haven't seen it, there's a really good checklist by David Stern: Checklist of SAS Platform Administration Tasks

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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.


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Margaret

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‎08-25-2016 02:14 PM
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Re: best practices for SAS Administration

If you haven't seen it, there's a really good checklist by David Stern: Checklist of SAS Platform Administration Tasks

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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

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Re: best practices for SAS Administration

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&feature=youtu.be

In this video, David Stern picks 10 tasks you should carry out to keep your SAS Platform running smoothly. These tasks are taken from the paper "Checklist of SAS® Platform Administration Tasks". DOCUMENT: TOP 10 TASKS FOR SAS PLATFORM ADMINISTRATORS CHECKLIST ...
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Re: best practices for SAS Administration

great tag-team! Paul and Michelle are well-known SAS administration and MetaCoda (spelling?) gurus - Thanks much, super-couple!

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Re: best practices for SAS Administration

Thank you @ccaulkins91! We consider the SAS administration community as our extended family. Smiley Happy

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