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I'm migrating a website over to a LAMP stack from a windows machine. Everything is going smoothly except for all the PDO exceptions. The PDO was using the "sqlsrv" driver, however that driver is no longer found. (We are moving to a debian server, and I can't find the driver in the debian package repos).


Anyways I need to know how either where to find a linux build for the sqlsrv driver. Or an alternative driver that does support linux. Thanks.
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Linux does not have an equivalent driver.  There is the old 'mssql' driver but it does not have all the features that 'sqlsrv' does.  This article https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27424576/Looking-for-examples-on-connecting-to-MS-SQL-Server-with-freetds-in-C.html is the best description I have for the process on Linux.
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On Linux freetds, which SQL server is being used, which Linux is are you using?
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... and long learning to not copy and paste DB connection strings around the application.
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Thanks everybody, So far I see that mssql and JDBC are valid drivers. But how do I install then to be used in the PDO driver?


I'm using Debian Jessie with apache2.
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What stands for PDO?
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PDO: PHP Datbase Object
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There is some more 'info' on this page http://php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-dblib.php .  The Microsoft ODBC driver for Linux has limited support.  Since it supports a current version of Ubuntu, you 'might' be able to get it to work on Debian.  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt683457(v=sql.110).aspx  

In general however, there is no direct support for what you want to do.  You probably won't be able to get it to work as well on Linux as you did on Windows.
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