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Special: $100/month Single Server Maintenance & Monitoring

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

As A-Team Systems expands we’re striving to give even the smallest setups our expert systems administration care: We’re now offering a flat $100 per month special for single server maintenance and monitoring. This plan includes everything our standard maintenance and monitoring plans include such as covering all routine maintenance, support, monitoring, intrusion detection and malware… 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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Friday, November 17, 2017


SOLVED: Can’t Connect to Linux Server Behind NAT From Linux/FreeBSD But Can From Windows

Strange networking behavior while trying to access a Linux server via NAT? Does it work from one computer but not another? We may have the solution! We recently ran across a situation where a Linux server was behind NAT (for VPN purposes), and we could access it just fine from a Windows 10 computer, however… Read more »

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


SOLVED: NextCloud Admin “invalid email address” / User List Not Updating After Add Under PHP-FPM Chroot

We do a lot of NextCloud installs, and use PHP-FPM + chroot for maximum security. This gets tricky though, and one of the more obscure gotchyas we’ve run across is trying to create a new user or set a user’s email address and getting back “invalid email address” despite the address being, well, valid. Another… Read more »

Monday, April 10, 2017


Test memcached Using UNIX File Sockets

We love monitoring things, and we also love memcached! Monitoring or testing a memcached instance that is using TCP is fairly straight forward, but we recently ran into a situation where a client was using UNIX file sockets and had to take a step back. You can’t just telnet to a socket file. … or… Read more »

Thursday, February 16, 2017


MySQL Ignoring my.cnf Values / Settings

This is a short one but hopefully it helps avoid some head-into-wall action: You’re setting values in your my.cnf file, wherever that may be, but MySQL doesn’t seem to be picking them up? The most common cause we run across is that there are OTHER my.cnf files on your server, and MySQL only reads the… Read more »

Monday, December 19, 2016


SOLVED: Virtualenv RuntimeError: Package ‘sqlite’ must not be downloaded from pypi

While working with Python Virtualenvs / Virtual Environments we ran into a package that simply refused to install into it: sqlite: (venv) [siteowner@server /share/sites/www.sitename.com]$ pip install sqlite Collecting sqlite Using cached sqlite-99.0.tar.gz Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info: Traceback (most recent call last): File “”, line 1, in File “/tmp/pip-build-USy81K/sqlite/setup.py”, line 2, in raise… Read more »

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