If you are looking for a custom way to backup SQL Server on Linux local database and send the backup to FTP server we can present you the following python-script. If you prefer SAAS solutions try SqlBak that will do everything for you. Read More
How to Install the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server on Linux (Ubuntu)
If you face “Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server: Data source name not found, and no default driver specified.” error while trying to access your SQL Server on Linux then most probably you are missing Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server on your machine. Here is how to install this driver. Read More
How to Backup SQL Server on Linux
You can back up your SQL Server databases on Linux using at least one of the following approaches:
- by using SqlBak that will do everything for you
- by running the sqlcmd client directly on your Linux machine (this will be described in this post below)
- by running a custom python script Read More
sqlcmd: command not found on Ubuntu. How to fix it?
If after installing Sql Server on Ubuntu you can’t run sqlcmd getting “sqlcmd: command not found” error then you need to check some things out.
Unmet Dependencies when installing SQL Server on Ubuntu
Some people while installing SQL Server on Ubuntu get an error that some packages could not be installed or some packages have unmet dependencies. Read More
SQL Server on Linux: Behind The Scenes
Now it has become known that in order to make SQL Server run on Linux one has to introduce the so-called Platform Abstraction Layer (PAL) into SQL Server. The PAL is used to align all platform or operating system specific code in a single place and by doing so allow the rest of the codebase to stay operating system agnostic. The PAL was never previously required because SQL Server has been running only on Windows operating system for a long time. In reality, to ensure that numerous functionalities are available the SQL Server database engine codebase contains plenty of references to popular libraries on Windows. Read More
About SQL Server on Linux
In March 2016 Microsoft announced that it was bringing SQL Server to Linux. Yes, that same Linux that was ignored by the IT giant for years but has proven to be too good to be ignored. And it’s not the first time that the company is coming back to this operating system. However, this time and for the first time ever Microsoft is bringing SQL Server to Linux, which is kind of a big deal. Read More