Microsoft SQL Server

Note

This package is not supported in NethServer Enterprise

With this package you can install Microsoft SQL Server on NethServer: it will automatically configure Microsoft repository and default configuration.

Installation

To install this package go on Software Center and install Microsoft SQL Server application. Otherwise use this command:

yum install -y nethserver-mssql --enablerepo=nethforge

Default configuration

When installed the module generates a default configuration as follow: * Auto-generated SA password saved in /var/lib/nethserver/secrets/mssql * Create default MSSQL databases (master, model, msdb, tempdb) * Allow access to SQL service from Green network on default port 1433

User can change access network from Cockpit Services page or from Firewall section.

Database example:

mssql-server=service
    ProductId=express
    ProductKey=
    TCPPort=1433
    access=green
    status=enabled

Install mssql-server service

The package needs a first configuration. Please access the Cockpit application and select MSSQL edition between these options: Evaluation, Developer, Web, Express, Standard, Enterprise. Alternatively it is possibile also to insert a product key.

You can do this also from command line:

config setprop mssql-server ProductId <version>
signal-event nethserver-mssql-save

Instead, if you want to configure a product key use these commands:

config setprop mssql-server ProductId key
config setprop mssql-server ProductKey <ProductKey>
signal-event nethserver-mssql-save

Note

After save event is launched, Microsoft package download will starts: this phase can be long, depending on Internet connection.

Now your SQL Server is ready to use!

Helpful actions

Directly from Cockpit interface you can: * create a new database under Databases page * view and change SA password under Settings page * see SQL Server status in MSSQL Dashboard page * change SQL Server edition from Settings page

Warning

Don’t change SA password from SQL Server, but use Cockpit interface. Otherwise NethServer will not able to load correct informations and perform backup-data.

Backup and restore

Configuration is saved with backup-config event. After you’ve restored configuration on new server download of MSSQL package will starts in post-config-restore event. Database are automatically saved in backup-data event. They will be restored in post-restore-data.