MySQL - interchangable with MS SQL Server
My company runs a mostly novell network. I am slowing trying to introduce linux for basic services, ftp etc.
More and more frequently we encouter software products that require a MS SQL server (database progs, accounting software, etc).
Is MYSQL pretty much interchangeable with Microsoft SQL Server?
Is MYSQL easy enough to set up, backup, and administer for someone with great networking experience, but only a year or so of true linux experinece?
Can anyone share how they use MYSQL, thier experiences with regard to installing and administering it, etc...