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Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is a software product used to store and retrieve data by other applications. MS SQL license is available for both paid and free versions. In this article, we explain how to install MS SQL on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 16.04 LTS.


You should have access to an Ubuntu 18.04 server and created a non-root user account with sudo privileges.

Install MS SQL Server

First, you need to update the system packages using the below command