need help downloading sql server on my ,mac,

andy 20 Reputation points
2024-04-26T21:28:59.2166667+00:00

Hi everyone

im trying ways to download the sql server and cant do it, need help downloading sql server on my ,mac,

provide a info and download link if possible

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  1. Azar 19,565 Reputation points
    2024-04-26T21:37:20.54+00:00

    Hi there andy

    thanks for using QandA platform,

    I dont think there is a direct way to download it on your mac, its not available for mac.

    But you can generate an docker image. .this allows you to run SQL Server in a container on your laptop Mac. install and then you can pull the SQL Server image from the Docker Hub and run it as a container.

    If this helps kindly accept the answer thanks much.


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  1. Alberto Morillo 32,981 Reputation points MVP
    2024-04-26T21:37:38.57+00:00

    Please follow the steps outlined here, to install SQL Server on MAC. You can do it using Docker. Once you have installed SQL Server using Docker, you can connect to SQL Server by downloading and installing Azure Data Studio.

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  2. Erland Sommarskog 102.2K Reputation points
    2024-04-26T21:40:42.6366667+00:00

    Downloading is easy. Installing is less easy, since SQL Server is not supported on ARM.

    Here are some links for installing SQL Server on Mac:

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  3. Bruce (SqlWork.com) 57,641 Reputation points
    2024-04-26T21:56:43.7+00:00

    note: the docker image for azure sql edge is no longer available. so on arm Mac, you must use the intel sqlserver docker image. the latest docker version supports intel container via Rosetta.

    docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2022-latest

    https://hub.docker.com/_/microsoft-mssql-server

    you should also use a separate volume (file mounts are not supported on Mac) for the data files and backups, or they will be lost if you pull a later image to update sqlserver.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/sql-server-linux-docker-container-configure?view=sql-server-ver16&pivots=cs1-bash

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