As a best practice, we recommend that
you make sure that you have an up-to-date operating system backup
of your current SAS deployment. If you have a multi-machine deployment,
this means your SAS Metadata Server machine, server tier, middle
tier, and data tier.
On each machine, make
sure that you have backed up the following directories:
SAS installation directory (SAS
Home) and all of its child directories (for example,
SAS configuration directory and
all of its child directories (for example,
On the metadata server
machine, back up the earlier listed directories plus all metadata
For all backups that
you make, follow your site's established backup procedures.
would with any backup, run these backups through your site's validation
procedures to be confident of their integrity before proceeding with
your SAS migration.