|Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments
Moving SAS files
between hosts is a common work task. Reasons
for moving a SAS file between hosts include:
- To migrate SAS files (data and applications) to
a new SAS release between two hosts in order to take advantage of new Version
8 SAS features.
- To move SAS files to a new operating environment;
for example, to migrate OpenVMS VAX files to an OpenVMS Alpha operating environment.
- To move a file and its processing to a high-performance
host that will be returned to the requesting host.
- To make a static copy of a SAS file available
to a physically separate operating environment for continued data processing.
Files are duplicated for use in the receiving host environment because the
SAS files are not available to the receiving host by means of NFS-mounted
In all of these scenarios, the move operations recognize
differences between host architectures and SAS releases, allowing the original
files to be used in the receiving host environment.
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