Many of these papers were presented at SAS Global Forum. The subject matter
spans both planning and execution of a migration project.
- Getting from
SAS® 9.1.3 to
SAS® 9.2: Practicalities of the Automated Tools (.pdf)
- by Diane Hatcher and Sandy McNeill, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC. This paper is a follow-up to the authors'
previous paper, providing more depth about the automated tools for migrating metadata-based deployments. (SGF 2010)
- Getting from
SAS® 9.1.3 to
SAS® 9.2: Migration Tools or Promotion Tools (.pdf)
- by Diane Hatcher and Sandy McNeill, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC. This paper answers
the question of migration or promotion for metadata-based SAS deployments. (SGF 2009)
- The Lowdown on the
Download: What’s Really in My SAS Software Depot and How Did It Get There? (.pdf)
- by Brian Andrews, Gary Burchett, and Donna Bennett, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC. This paper is a detailed
overview of SAS electronic software delivery. (SGF 2010)
- Migrating a SAS Deployment to Microsoft Windows x64 (.pdf)
- discusses the migration of metadata-based
deployments from 32-bit SAS (on either 32-bit Windows or Windows x64) to 64-bit SAS (on Windows x64). (updated 2012)
- Using Virtualization Environments to Support Migration to SAS 9.2:
Scenario: AIX 5.3 environment with Websphere 6.1 (.pdf)
- for UNIX environments, a detailed strategy for
migrating a SAS 9.1.3 Enterprise BI deployment to SAS 9.2.
In the strategy, a virtual environment in SAS 9.2 can be tested while the
SAS 9.1.3 deployment remains available. Then the virtual SAS 9.2 environment is moved into production. (2009)
- Migration Planning Worksheet
- for non-metadata based deployments, helps you start the planning process and provides links to all known migration issues.
All of the links' URLs are provided so that you can print this document and work from
a paper copy with your own notes. (updated 2009)
- Peaceful Coexistence: Multiple SAS® Releases
- covers known issues when you install a new release of a
SAS product side-by-side on the same machine as your existing release.
Read this paper for important cautions and links to product-specific guidelines. (updated 2011)
to SAS from SPSS: A Programming Approach (.pdf)
- This paper was written by Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter, the authors of The Little SAS Book: A Primer.
- Top Ten Questions to Ask Before Your Data Migration (.pdf)
- identifies some hidden issues, such as locating your data libraries, migrating the trouble makers,
maintaining access to unchanging data, and sweet-talking your system administrator.
This information is from a SAS Presents talk by Diane Olson at SUGI 30. (2005)
- Q&A with a SAS®9 Early Adopter
- presents, in an interview format, the case study of a SAS Institute migration.
Numerous planning ideas and best practices are discussed. (2003)