Below are a collection of links I’ve used as reference throughout my journey of Docker and running SQL Server containers. These have been invaluable in knowledge gathering and troubleshooting throughout this (at times) painstaking process.

First and foremost I would like to put a huge shout out to Andrew Pruski (b|t) for his Container Series which if you haven’t had a look at then I suggest you do, like now! He has put together some great content for anyone looking to get started with Containers.

I have tried to section them to make things easier to refer to and more than happy for others to suggest others to add:

Getting Started with Docker:


SQL Server on Linux:

Use cases:




Setup on Windows 10 VM:

SQL Server On Linux:

Connecting to SQL Server via sqlcmd:

Legacy SQL Server Containers


Issues and Troubleshooting

Using Volumes

Hyper-V containers