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Planning Your Migration

Good planning cannot be emphasized enough. Start by inventorying your assets and requirements so that you can create the best plan.

Where do I start?

The following documents guide you through the design, execution, and validation of your migration. Choose one of these two migration tracks depending on whether your SAS deployment is based on metadata:

For SAS products like Base SAS that do not rely on metadata, the Migration Planning Worksheet directs you to documentation in the following areas:

Data
Identify which files to migrate, which files to move, and how to update syntax for Base SAS and other SAS products.

Software
Learn about compatibility and migration issues that are specific to your SAS products.

Hardware
Take an inventory of the hardware you have and the hardware you expect to purchase. Then consider hardware and operating system issues than can affect your migration timeline.

Dependencies
Uncover the time and process constraints that can affect the individuals and workflow in your organization.

Validation
Gather requirements from your staff and create a validation plan. Use SAS tools or develop your own validation tests.