Creating Backup Files

Before you upgrade to a new product release, you must stop all your SAS servers. It is recommended that you back up all the files in your SAS installation and configuration directories. Create backups of the installation and configuration directories for SAS for each machine in your deployment, and use these backups if you need to restore your previous SAS deployment. For more information, see “Best Practices for Backing Up and Restoring Your System” in the SAS Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide.