Running Core 2.1, MS SQL Server on a droplet

What would be the best way to run the setup above? Can they run without a docker on a linux machine?

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Bobby Iliev
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November 11, 2019
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Yes you should be able to run that on an Ubuntu 16 droplet.

To install MSSQL(mssql-server) follow these steps here:

  • Become root:
sudo su
  • Import the public repository GPG keys:
curl | apt-key add -
  • Add the Microsoft SQL Server Ubuntu repository:
sudo add-apt-repository "$(wget -qO-"

Note: you could change the 16.04 part with the exact Ubuntu version that you are suing

  • Exit superuser mode.
  • Install SQL Server:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y mssql-server
  • Run the following commands to install SQL Server:
sudo /opt/mssql/bin/mssql-conf setup
  • After the package installation finishes, run mssql-conf setup and follow the prompts to set the SA password and choose your edition.
systemctl status mssql-server

Source: official Microsoft documentation

Regarding the .NET core install, you could follow step one form this article here:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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