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Instead of running your production server on Linux have you considered to run rails on Windows? I am currently developing an application using SQL Server and until know it seems to run fine.

These are the steps to access a SQL Server database from a Rails 2.0 application running on Windows.

The SQL Server adapter is not included by default in Rails 2. It is necessary to download and install it using the following command.

gem install activerecord-sqlserver-adapter
Download the latest version of ruby-dbi from


and then extract the file from ruby-dbi\lib\dbd\ADO.rb

to C:\ruby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8\DBD\ADO\ADO.rb.

Warning, the folder ADO does not exist, so you have to create it in advance.

It is not possible to preconfigure rails for SQL Server using the --database option, just create your application as usual and then modify config\database.yml in your application folder as follows:

adapter: sqlserver
database: your_database_name
host: your_sqlserver_host
username: your_sqlserver_user
password: your_sqlserver_password
Run rake db:migrate to check your installation. If everything is fine you should not receive any error message.

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Andy: Sep 5, 2010, 11:56 PM

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