Article review “Running SQL Server Developer in a Windows-based Docker Container” by Bob Walker. Walker is founder of CodeAperture.io.
In their words “Is it possible to … Run SQL Server locally, but only when it is needed, and make it easy to upgrade?”
Fantastic walk-thru from prep work, anti-virus config, container config, and saving the configuration in Docker compose. Walker includes all scripts and many screen shots in the article. Walker also point out other articles for additional information you might need.
This article shows you that Docker Containers are a great way to run SQL Server locally but only when needed!
At the end of the article Walker states “… maybe you’ll use Docker to host SQL Server on your development machine instead of installing SQL Server Developer.”. This could be a huge time and cost savings when developer workstations can be built without installing a copy of SQL Server developer edition.
My SQL Server DBA colleagues, I give the article “Running SQL Server Developer in a Windows-based Docker Container” by Bob Walker a thumbs up! Right?
- Microsoft provides a Windows based container for SQL Server Developer Edition
- Docker overview page
- Docker Desktop or Docker for Windows
- Step by step guide to run SQL Server in a Windows Docker container
- Getting started with Windows containers & SQL Server
- How to Connect your Microsoft SQL Server Docker Container with Azure Data Studio
- How to install SQL Server 2019 on a Docker container
- Docker: MSSQL Server
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