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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: need something to replace msSQL with Reply with quote

well my problem is this

I learned how to work with sql databases in school where we used m$sql servers and I'm fine with those (most of the time)

know Ive reached a point where mySQL just doesn't really cut it anymore... I need the diagrams, role managers bulk etc...
not that Id dislike phpmyadmin but setting up relations could still be easier.

I have a gentoo desktop system with a vm-windowsxp machine on it that runs m$SQL.
the 2 are connected over a private network because I actually don't want windows to access the internet:)

well I didn't find any free unixodbc driver for m$sql (ist that just me?)
So I was asking myself "should I just simply change the server??"

I was actually thinking about oracle10 and tora. my question is this
can I just install It for free? (my system has 2 cores and I remember hearing something about a core-restriction)
and will I get a functional free version that is not 99% crippled?

you'd help me a lot (Im having a serious headache else I'd do some research myself, but I need 2 have a db-server running tommorrow so I ask you guys)

you'd help me a lot:) thx
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: need something to replace msSQL with Reply with quote

catadoxas wrote:
well I didn't find any free unixodbc driver for m$sql (ist that just me?)
Are you looking for FreeTDS, provided by dev-db/freetds?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so it was only me afterall:)
well as I said I'm not really in best shape...
thx a lot for the prompt answer

hm I'm still thinking about installing oracle 10 just 2 know an alternative 2 m$SQL
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done away with the MSSQL and Oracle monstrosities. Granted, I *can* (barely) live without all the enterprisey stuff, but PostgreSQL + contribs have been perfectly adequate for the job (and SQLite for quick and dirty stuff - yes, I abhor MySQL :D).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can install a development version of oracle for personal and educational usage. My school has a dual proc dell server dishing up oracle and htmldb for the students (Running gentoo of course :twisted: ).

I like oracle, but it really likes system resources. Dont be surprised when the installer slaughters your system for several hours.

I have issues with MSSQL cutting out at work and am tempted to lay down a plan to migrate over to MySQL once we migrate our software over to a new version (Mapguide 6.5 right now). The new opensource version seems to run quite well with apache and mysql.

MSSQL works ok, but once you put a heavy load on it the mapguide site becomes unusable and crashes IE, lame.
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