10-30-2015 03:16 AM - edited 10-30-2015 07:52 AM
Is there any process by which SAS creates data sets(.sas7bdat extension) in the /home directory? we have both 9.3 and 9.4 installed on the unix server.
The programmers do not have access to the /home directory but there are some files which are being generated at this location without the knowledge of programmers.
10-30-2015 05:12 AM - edited 10-30-2015 06:26 AM
I hope you are aiming at the personal /home/<userid> directory at unix. It is has the same goal a "my documents" and %appdata% as known under windows. Having this in mind you can imagine it is quite normal to expect data is left there. It is more troublesome Unix-admins are not seeing that functionality as been locked up in their OS approach.
The problem is the mountpoint filesystem /home is beloning to Unix-system and not tho the users. Dee a mountpoint-filesystem is some agreed limited by size area as storage (like a usb-drive).
What could be done is:
- introduce a group mountpoint filesystem /home/sasusers/ and make that administative the users home location for sas-usage
- Make a logical link in everybodies home point to the real data/code shared area's
- define some environmentvars at Unix (WorkspaceServer) defining those shared area's so you refer to those using the $ (unix) or ! SAS-file/libnames
- Adjust the current dir of a appserver not having the config/lev- location but the users home ~ location (end of users mod sh script)
Expect temporary files and more in ~ but have it limited by sizings