Off topic SQL databases

Roberto João Lopes Garcia roberto at
Fri Aug 11 12:04:07 GMT 2000


You should post this question to PostgreSQL list - pgsql-sql at - see 
more info at


At 09:28 11/08/2000 +1000, you wrote:
>At the moment I run a peer to peer networked database package using
>Linux/Samba as my PDC/Fileserver.  I am the only person using this package
>whilst (at my own instigation) keeping the data files on a Samba share,
>which has sparked some interest from this (essentially Microsoft based)
>software company
>I am investigating Linux alternatives for the next stage which is a SQL
>server (currently Microsoft) whilst maintaining cross-platform
>compatibility.  In other words the company wants to have it on a NT/SQL
>combination, I want it on a Linux/SQL setup.
>Can anyone make and justify any recommendations for which SQL server
>which, under Linux, will provide an easy transition from M$SQL server and
>clones that I can put forward to this company as a viable Linux
>I appreciate that this is not a Samba related question, but perceive that
>necessary expertise may exist in this forum (having been a member for
>while). Answers by personal email may be more appropriate.  Thanks for
>your help.
>Mike Bostock
>Home: mike at
>Work: mike at
>Work Tel: 01363-773377
>Fax:  01363-777729 (Office Hours)

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