How to Install and Use MS SQL Server on Linux

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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24 Responses

  1. singaravelan says:

    Please put on a MS SQL licence registration process details

  2. Arvind says:

    Nice Article. Require once more step to make sqlcmd work.

    Before testing the mssql, make sure to run the following commands

    # ln -sfn /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd- /usr/bin/sqlcmd 
    # ln -sfn /opt/mssql-tools/bin/bcp- /usr/bin/bcp

    After the above commands sqlcmd will work on terminal

  3. Tahiriah says:

    Can’t imagine MIcrosoft product and repository on my GNU system. But I will give a try in order to compare it with postgres or mariadb.

    Thanks for the article

  4. Krzysztof Rogacewicz says:

    Hello, great article. I installed MS SQL on Ubuntu server, everything works fine. I have one problem, How to activate this instance? I want run my production sql server on Linux, but when i restart a instance i got massage that this only 143 days to activate..

    I cant find information on websites how do this… To get help from Microsoft i must have subscription..
    Please help :-)

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