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How do I connect to SQL Server 2008 using GoAnywhere?

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  • Support_Duane Offline
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How do I connect to SQL Server 2008 using GoAnywhere?

Post by Support_Duane »

GoAnywhere currently (as of version 2.1.0) bundles JDBC drivers for SQL Server 2005/2000. We are in the process of bundling the JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2008 in the next release. Until then, if you need to connect to a SQL Server 2008 database –

  • Download the JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2008 from the Microsoft’s web site, ... laylang=en. This URL may change down the road, in which case make sure to download the product, Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0.
  • On the EULA (End User License Agreement) page, you will have options to download either the Windows version of the driver (exe) or the UNIX version (tar.gz) of the driver
  • If you are downloading from a Windows PC, download the Windows version
  • Install/uncomress the downloaded file
  • Stop GoAnywhere service/subsystem
  • Navigate to the directory where you have installed/uncompressed the new driver
  • Navigate to the sub-directory, enu.
  • Copy the file named sqljdbc.jar (DO NOT use the sqljdbc4.jar) to the system where GoAnywhere is installed. The location to copy is [INSTALL_DIR]/WebRoot/WEB-INF/lib. Where [INSTALL_DIR] is the directory where GoAnywhere is installed. There is already a file with the same name under this folder. If you want to be extra cautious, backup the existing file to a different location before overwriting it with the new file.
  • Start the GoAnywhere service/subsystem
  • Now create a resource using the pre-listed driver SQL Server, which will use the new driver we have copied in step 8.

NOTE: The new driver also works with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000.
  • Support_Steve Offline
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Re: How do I connect to SQL Server 2008 using GoAnywhere?

Post by Support_Steve »

The JDBC driver for SQL Server 2008 has been bundled with GoAnywhere version 2.3.0.
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