Step 1: Design Your Migration

In this step, you determine how you are going to perform the migration. The following options are available:
  • Migrate to the same machine as the source environment. You might want to use this option if you are creating a new environment for development or testing purposes.
    If you choose this option, it is recommended that you use the same instance of installed software (SASHome) for both environments.
    When you perform the migration, select a configuration level that is different from the level of the source environment. For example, if the source environment uses Lev1, select Lev2 for the new environment. Under the configuration directory path, a new subdirectory will be created with the level number that you specify.
    The new environment will have its own configuration files, metadata servers, and other SAS servers. Based on the level number, the SAS Deployment Wizard will automatically increment the port numbers for your SAS servers. In addition, each environment will have its own set of physical files (including files for tables, deployed jobs, and stored process source code) on the machine. The two environments can share the same Web application server, or each environment can have its own server.
  • Migrate to a different machine.
    If you choose this option, a new instance of installed software is created on the new machine, along with a new configuration directory, new server instances, and copies of physical files. If you choose this option, it is not necessary to specify a different level number or to use different port numbers for servers.
Note: The procedures in this chapter are for a single-machine configuration. However, same-version migration is also supported for multiple-machine configurations. For guidance, see Designing Your Migration in SAS Intelligence Platform: Migration Guide.

See Also

Designing Your Migration in SAS Intelligence Platform: Migration Guide