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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 »

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 »

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Saturday, May 15, 2021


SOLVED: Magento / PHP datefmt_create: no such time zone: ‘UTC’: U_ILLEGAL_ARGUMENT_ERROR

After upgrading a host’s operating system we ran into this error on a Magento site: There has been an error processing your request datefmt_create: no such time zone: ‘UTC’: U_ILLEGAL_ARGUMENT_ERROR After much debugging it turned out that the version of ICU inside the PHP-FPM chroot had not been updated. Updating the chroot copies of the… Read more »

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


SOLVED: FreeBSD nfsv4 client/server protocol prob err=10026

While working with high-load and high-lock contention NFSv4 with FreeBSD as the NFS client you may see this error and have the NFS mount hang: nfsv4 client/server protocol prob err=10026 Make sure your mount parameters do *not* include the intr keyword, per this PR: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=178231. We found this was especially true when using NFS appliances… Read more »

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


SOLVED: FreeBSD 12.2 ZFS: can only boot from disk, mirror, raidz1, raidz2, and raidz3 vdevs

After upgrading a file server to FreeBSD 12.2 this last week we ran into an interesting issue where the boot loader immediately errored with the following message: ZFS: can only boot from disk, mirror, raidz1, raidz2, and raidz3 vdevs vdev_init_from-nvlist: 5 It seemed to be a similar issue to this: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20319 but not quite the… Read more »

Sunday, September 6, 2020


Dedicated and Cloud Hosting Comparison: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Vultr, LiquidWeb

A-Team Systems works with dozens of different hosting providers in almost every environment conceivable. In a unique way this broad experience has given our engineers an inherent “gut feeling” on the performance of these providers and how they compare to each other. The primary goal of this benchmark and hosting review is to replace that… Read more »

Monday, February 24, 2020


SSH Pipe Speed 48 KB/sec FreeBSD 12 PF

We recently ran into an issue after upgrading a server from FreeBSD 11.2 to 12.1 where throughput via SSH pipes would crash to 48 KB/sec almost instantly after starting. The odd thing was scp (which uses SSH) was not affected. After ruling out Internet and remote host issues we discovered that the PF rule was… Read more »

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