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Convert RedHat to CentOS And Save Money Today!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Discussing how to convert RedHat to CentOS has been an increasingly common topic with IBM’s acquisition of RedHat. Many organizations are reviewing their RedHat agreements and asking themselves what they get from their RedHat licensing and support dollars. RHEL resellers are also concerned that their biggest competitor and RedHat reseller (IBM) is now in complete… Read more »

Disaster Planning & Overnight FedEx Added To Our Off-Site Backup Service

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A-Team Systems is excited to announce two excellent improvements to our off-site backup service! Not only does our service outperform Amazon S3 by over 4x, we now offer more than just backup storage and operations. These additions advance our off-site backup service into a full fledged disaster recovery system. Disaster Planning We now include full… Read more »

FreeBSD 11.0 Deployment Soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FreeBSD 11 was formally released last month and we’re very excited to start rolling it out to our clients in the coming weeks. FreeBSD 11.0 brings a host of new features and improvements including: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots virtually any FreeBSD and Linux version and now includes a native… Read more »

Continuous Port Scanning and Mail Real-time Blackhole List Monitoring

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A-Team Systems proudly announces another addition to its maintenance and monitoring plans: continuously scanning all of our client’s public-facing infrastructure for open network ports as well as being listed on mail RBLs (real-time blackhole lists). Server Scanning One off port scanning when a system is put into place is normal practice for systems and network… Read more »

Systems Administration Retainers

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A-Team Systems has formally rolled out monthly retainer plans which represent a significant discount over our standard hourly pricing for clients who are regularly expanding and adding new projects to their infrastructure. These plans compliment our existing monthly maintenance and monitoring plans giving you complete predictability and cost management. Retainer hours can be allocated to… Read more »

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Thursday, January 11, 2024


Gitlab Project Access Token “You are not allowed to download code from this project.”

We ran into an issue where a Gitlab Project Access Token simply would not work when trying to clone a repository it definitely had permission to, it would report this error: You are not allowed to download code from this project. It turns out that Project Access Tokens in a private repository will not work… Read more »

Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Understanding NginX’s sendfile Parameter and Its Implications with NFS

In the world of web servers, NginX has emerged as a robust, high-performance option, powering some of the most trafficked sites on the internet. It’s praised for its scalability and its myriad of features, which allow for fine-tuned optimization. One such feature is the sendfile directive, a parameter within NginX’s configuration that can significantly affect… Read more »

Friday, September 8, 2023


ZFS failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev

There are number of issues that can lead to this error when trying to boot a FreeBSD server with ZFS as root / zroot: ZFS failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev There can be a few reasons for this error, but check these in order: “Phantom” Pool: Make sure you haven’t added any… Read more »

Monday, August 21, 2023


FreeBSD OS Update Mirroring (freebsd-update)

Currently there is unfortunately no official way to mirror the OS updates that the freebsd-update downloads, however we have just open sourced our tool, free for anyone to use! See and get the tool on GitHub here: https://github.com/ateamsystems/freebsd-update-mirroring This, in conjunction with a web server such as NginX, will allow you to locally mirror the… Read more »

Wednesday, August 2, 2023


Zabbix Ubuntu: zabbix-agent : Depends: libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.1) but 1.1.0g-2ubuntu4 is to be installed

If you’re ever tried to install the Zabbix agent on a Linux server and gotten an error like this, you’re in the right place to find help: $ apt install zabbix-agent Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested… Read more »

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