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

Monday, December 19, 2016

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

SCRIPT: Automatic CouchDB Compaction

Monday, January 2, 2012

As you probably know CouchDB will not automatically reclaim unused space, nor compact or clean up its views during normal operation.  Instead these processes are meant to be run at optimal times (ie; off peak hours) so they do not affect user performance during critical periods. Over time this obviously means that any CouchDB can… Read more »

HOWTO: Using dig(1) to Find DNS Time to Live (TTL) Values

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The dig(1) command is a handy DNS information and troubleshooting tool. It can be used to grab a host or domain’s TTL (time to live) values. This information can be critical to planning a DNS cut over, and how long to leave the old server on. In most circumstances I’d recommend running a low (5… Read more »

SOLVED: Apache HTTPd Crashes or Goes Offline Exactly At Midnight

Monday, August 9, 2010

After updating Apache httpd on a server running FreeBSD, it went offline at exactly midnight the following night, producing a log entry like this in httpd-errors: [Tue Aug 10 00:00:01 2010] [notice] SIGHUP received. Attempting to restart [Tue Aug 10 00:00:01 2010] [notice] seg fault or similar nasty error detected in the parent process The… Read more »

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