Poudriere “Error: Invalid port origin ‘/usr/local/sbin/pkg’ not found”

Sunday, January 10, 2016

This was quite the random error I ran across this week and could not find anything similar or a solution. After years of faithfully building our FreeBSD pkg repository poudriere started reporting these weird errors and refused to build anything: ====>> Error: Invalid port origin ‘/usr/local/sbin/apxs’ not found. ====>> Error: Invalid port origin ‘/usr/local/sbin/pkg’ not… Read more »

Logentries (logentries.com) Under FreeBSD

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Logentries is a SaaS service which lets you stream logs (and lots of other things) from multiple locations and servers for review and processing on their platform. They provide out-of-the-box installers and packages for a number of Linux and UNIX operating systems but don’t directly support FreeBSD (yet). However their agent consists of a few… Read more »

FreeBSD Hardware RAID vs. GMIRROR vs. ZFS

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The ultimate storage shootout! With years of building and testing servers in various configurations we have always suspected hardware RAID was not all that it’s cracked up to be. FreeBSD’s GMIRROR and ZFS are great, but up until now it’s been a gut feeling combined with anecdotal evidence. Today, we change that. The Test Setup… Read more »

FreeBSD Compatible USB 3.0 PCIe Cards

Monday, April 27, 2015

While looking to add USB 3.0 ports to two servers which had no motherboard ports we tested out two different cards: Syba USB 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 Card – 2-Port with internal 19 Pin USB 3.0 Header (Model SD-PEX20139) Insignia USB 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 Card – 2-Port (Model NS-PCCUP53) Performance was both good and… Read more »

Expanded High Availability Offerings

Monday, March 2, 2015

In an effort to expand the reach of our core high-availability stack, A-Team Systems formally announces three additional layout options for clients to choose from when picking which architecture is right for their sites and applications. This complete layout offering delivers a great range of balanced options for entry-level systems, while improving high-end clustering capabilities… Read more »

Review: Velocity Solo x2 PCIe 2.0 x2 SATA 6 Gbps

Monday, December 15, 2014

Add an SSD to your already full 1U rackmount server! Recently A-Team Systems deployed a number of 1U rackmount servers with four hot-swap SATA bays, all of which we populated to give us maximum ZFS performance (and  capacity) across as many spindles as possible. We also wanted to get the performance of SSDs for certain… Read more »

FreeBSD 10.1 Released!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The much-anticipated FreeBSD 10.1 has been released into the wild. FreeBSD 10.1 brings a host of new features and improvements, especially over our previous standard 9.1. These include: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots almost all FreeBSD and Linux versions (10.1). UEFI boot: Initial support for x64 architecture has been added… Read more »

A-Team Secure Off-Site Backup Storage

Monday, September 8, 2014

Secure, smart and easy: How off-site backups should be! Off-site backups are a critical part of properly managing colocated or locally hosted servers. Any kind of backup makes good business sense for many reasons — for example, they keep you running after accidentally deleting a file or a server compromise. However, off-site backups are key… Read more »

SOLVED: _openpam_check_error_code(): pam_sm_acct_mgmt(): unexpected return value 4

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

While diagnosing a server that I couldn’t SSH into using my LDAP account I ran into the below errors. I had seen it before but couldn’t remember what caused it: Jul 30 22:12:57 serverhost sshd[2195]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Version;Remote: 172.17.22.10-43231;Protocol: 2.0;Client: OpenSSH_5.8p2 FreeBSD-20110503 Jul 30 22:12:57 serverhost sshd[2195]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Kex;Remote: 172.17.22.10-43231;Enc: aes128-ctr;MAC: hmac-md5;Comp: none [preauth]… Read more »

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