Can mySQL and MSSQL coexist on the same server peacefully?

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at
Fri Dec 4 18:21:42 MST 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Shane Hathaway <shane at> wrote:
> Stuart Jansen wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 14:31 -0700, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
>>>> I didn't know MSSQL could run on Linux.
>>> Michael, you should know better.  I run MSSQL Server & IIS using wine
>>> on Linux all the time - it runs wonderfully well.  The performance is
>>> really impressive and it's nice to have "Enterprise" database and
>>> webserver options that work well on Linux.  I'll write up some
>>> documentation and post it for those who might be interested.
>> Okay, good one. You got me.
>> At least I hope you're kidding.
>> You are kidding, aren't you?
>> Please say you're just kidding!
> Lurkers everywhere would like to hear the answer to this one. :-)

No really, it's marvelous.  Think about it...  you get all the
benefits of a truly enterprise DB (MSSQL) and world-class webserver
(IIS) without having to leave Linux.  And thanks to the Wine project,
it Just Works.

The best part is that doing a simple "apt-get install wine" is much
easier then installing Windows and keeping it updated.  Well, since
we're using Fedora[1] for our production servers, it's more like "yum
install wine", but you get the picture.


1) Fedora generally has the latest packages, and that's *key* when
running Wine in production environment.

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