Monitoring SAS from the back end
Keeping metadata limber and usable
Keeping queries running smooth
Working with logs of all shapes and sizes
Up until just a few years ago, if you were a SAS administrator, your life was relatively uncomplicated (at least where SAS software was concerned). Your main duties included keeping the SAS license — SETINIT — current for the handful of SAS users in the organization. Perhaps you served as the SAS site representative, acting as a liaison between your SAS user community and SAS technical support staff. You might also have kept one or two SAS/SHARE servers running so that multiple SAS users could access your valuable SAS data simultaneously.
Today, SAS software comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s in front of more users than ever, some of whom might not even realize they are using SAS. This chapter offers a selection of ten tips for the SAS administrator. These nuggets of knowledge are not obvious or well documented elsewhere, and so might prove very useful to you.