[clug-talk] Migrating an office database

Robert Lewko lewkor at telus.net
Sat Sep 17 02:51:54 PDT 2005


On September 16, 2005 12:38 pm, Nick Wiltshire wrote:
> Hey all,
>
>
> I just got off the phone with a client who was wisely running an access
> database from an actively used PC in the office. It crashed. Hard.
>
> I delivered a new machine to them yesterday so it turns out they have an
> extra box laying around and I'd like to reccomend to them that they run
> their backoffice in Linux [yay this post is on topic]
>
> The issue is, how do I allow their windows boxes to connect to a database
> on the Linux server? Do I use ODBC? Is there any gotchas?
>
> Nick
>
It depends which database, but both MySql and PostgreSQL have ODBC modules.  
Each Windoze client will have to have the ODBC manager set to talk to the DB 
on the linux box.



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