Tuesday, January 11, 2022


The Difference Between Apache and NginX

The Difference Between Apache and NginX Apache and NginX are two important players in the web server sector. According to Stackscale, Apache makes up roughly 34% of the web server market and NginX accounts for about 33%. But how are they different? When should you use one over the other? We’re going to compare and… Read more »

Monday, January 3, 2022


What Does a Web Server Do? Intro to Web Servers

What Does a Web Server Do? Intro to Web Servers Here at A-Team Systems, we get all kinds of questions from people. One common one is, “What does a web server do?” So today, we put together this resource to answer that question! Afterwards, if you still find yourself needing answers, or you’d like server… Read more »

Friday, December 3, 2021


Rocky Linux Makes a Comeback as a CentOS Alternative

Rocky Linux Makes a Comeback as a CentOS Alternative With CentOS 8 upgrades and support set to be discontinued at the end of December 2021, current users are seeking alternatives. Fortunately, there’s an excellent solution that will fill the CentOS-sized hole in your heart; Rocky Linux! Let’s go through some of the reasons why our… Read more »

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


FreeBSD vs Linux: Which Open Source OS is Superior?

FreeBSD vs Linux: Which Open Source OS is Superior? FreeBSD vs Linux, which is superior? The answer isn’t so simple. Both have their strengths and weaknesses and the solution isn’t one-size-fits-all. Our experts at A-Team Systems have decades of experience working with both. So, we’re going to lay out the advantages and disadvantages to help… Read more »

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Intro to FreeBSD: Learn What it is and How it Works

If you’re new to FreeBSD, you probably have a lot of questions. It’s a sophisticated system that takes time and practice to get familiar with. Fortunately, the experts at A-Team Systems have decades of experience with open-source systems, including FreeBSD! We put together this all-encompassing guide to help you learn the fundamentals of this dynamic… Read more »

Tuesday, June 15, 2021


SOLVED: linker_load_file: /boot/modules/openzfs.ko – unsupported file type

While trying to recover and upgrade a FreeBSD install we ran into an issue where the kernel loader would hang when loading openzfs.ko: linker_load_file: /boot/modules/openzfs.ko – unsupported file type In this case /boot/loader.conf had auto-importing enabled via this: vfs.zfs.autoimport_disable=0 The default is 1, or disable auto import, since at least 2014 according to this commit.… Read more »

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 »

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