Connect PHP in Debian Jessie to Ms Sql Server using FreeTDS

In this post we will connect Php code in Linux env (Debian 8 Jessie) to M$ Sql Server, using FreeTDS (latest vers.).

We start from a fresh installation of Debian 8 Jessie.

# apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
# apt-get install apache2
# apt-get install php5
# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
# apt-get install dpkg-dev
# apt-get install devscripts

To check that php5 works fine

# php -v
PHP 5.6.13-0+deb8u1 (cli) (built: Sep 7 2015 13:38:37)
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2015, by Zend Technologies

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Copying files from EXT3 to FAT

FatVsXFSThere are times which that is convenient to use USB disks formatted with the old FAT file system, i.e. in office environment with mixed operating system.

In my situation we have a linux server (using ext3 file system), with several SMB shared folder used by all the MAC/Linux/Windows workstation:  a very cheap backup system consist in a USB disk connected directly to the server, and a daily backup process that copy all the files from shared folders to this disk. In emergency this disk become the only way to get all files.

From here the most convenient way to use commonly a USB disk is to format it using the old FAT file system !

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