The problem I'm having is that my SQL Server 2017 Linux container is not able to read my database files. I guess it has something to do with permissions and I'm sure I've overlooked something but I can't fugure it out.
I have created a clone with the PowerShell module called dbaclone. This module creates and attaches a differencing disk based on another VHD making it easier to provision large databases.
The databases are available using a partition access path which will look something like this
With in the folder, in example "AW2017-C1" is a folder called "Data" and "Log" containing the data and the log files respectively.
The permissions on the folder are "Everyone" to have "Full Control".
I have a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation which is a Linux VM. The Linux VM has Docker installed. I shared the clone folder in the VM
To make it easier to use I added the share to /etc/fstab to mount it automatically when the VM starts.
The permissions are all set that everyone should be able to read it
I have the following script to run the docker container
sudo docker run -e 'ACCEPT_EULA=Y' \ -e 'SA_PASSWORD=Myp@ssw0rd' \ -p 1433:1433 --name sql1 \ -v /home/sander/databases:/databases \ -v /home/sander/shares/dbaclone:/var/opt/mssql/data/dbaclone \ -d mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2017-latest
The docker container will mount the directory and make it accessible for the container.
The file permissions from within the container look correct
Everything looks ok, but when i run the following script
USE master; CREATE DATABASE AdventureWorks2017 ON PRIMARY ( FILENAME = '/var/opt/mssql/data/dbaclone/AW2017-C1/Data/AdventureWorks2017.mdf' ), ( FILENAME = '/var/opt/mssql/data/dbaclone/AW2017-C1/Log/AdventureWorks2017_log.ldf' ) FOR ATTACH;
This error comes back
Msg 5120, Level 16, State 101, Line 3 Unable to open the physical file "/var/opt/mssql/data/dbaclone/AW2017-C1/Data/AdventureWorks2017.mdf". Operating system error 2: "2(The system cannot find the file specified.)". Msg 1802, Level 16, State 7, Line 3 CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not be created. Check related errors. Completion time: 2020-02-19T13:07:36.1675676+01:00
This obviously has something to do with permissions but it all looks good and maybe someone has else has some pointers how to get this fixed.