Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:00:58 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Jennifer R. Holdcraft" <jrholdcraft@AEP.COM>
Subject: transferring a large pc sas dataset to unix
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I was wondering if someone could help me with the transfer of a large
(around 50 gig) sas dataset on a PC
to UNIX? The original file was on UNIX (AIX) and due to some space
concerns on the server at the time,
someone copied the file to a PC to make some modifications. We have a
Samba connection - so the
first time around, they just made a libname connection to the unix server
and used a set statement to bring
in the dataset. This took HOURS! :) So now that the modifications are
done, we were trying to find a
quicker way to bring the dataset back to UNIX than another data step.
Someone tried just FTP'ing the
file over and we opened it up and everything looked fine, but when we
tried to append the next days
results to that file we got an error message complaining that it was made
with another operating system.
Oops! We called SAS and they suggested the proc copy - transport file
- FTP - proc copy route, but
so far we haven't been able to get the syntax right (even though we've
been trying to mimic an example
in the SAS documentation) - it is complaining about names being too long,
and we when we are making
the libname statement for the xport engine we don't know what (if?) we are
supposed to put as the filename
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Jennifer R. Holdcraft
System Analyst, Market Risk Analytics
614-583-6761, Audinet 220-6761