[Balug-Announce] BALUG 2007-10-16: Paddy Sreenivasan, Zmanda: "Amanda - open source backup"; etc.

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 9 06:15:45 PDT 2007

BALUG 2007-10-16: Paddy Sreenivasan, Zmanda: "Amanda - open source backup"; etc.


BALUG 2007-10-16: Paddy Sreenivasan, Zmanda: "Amanda - open source backup"
Other upcoming BALUG meetings
door prizes

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indicating meeting date and if more than just yourself the number of
folks you're RSVPing for, etc.
See also: http://www.balug.org/#RSVP[1]
Thank you for RSVPing if you're planning to attend.

For our 2007-10-16 BALUG meeting we are pleased to present:

Paddy Sreenivasan, Zmanda[2]: "Amanda - open source backup"
flyer[3] (PDF) to help promote the event

Amanda is a popular open source network backup and recovery system.
The talk will be about Amanda, how it is different, current status and
why you should use it.  The talk will also provide information about
Amanda enterprise edition.

Paddy is the Vice President of Engineering and a founder of
Zmanda, Inc.[2]  He is responsible for technical strategy and
development of leading software products for data protection.  Paddy
has over 13 years of experience in development and management of
software for enterprise storage.  In addition, he has worked with
various open source communities, including leading the development of
an open source high-availability clustering solution.  Prior to
founding Zmanda[2], he had key engineering roles at Cisco, Silicon
Graphics, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard.  He holds a Bachelor's degree
from BITS, Pilani and a Master's degree from the University of Pune,

Other upcoming BALUG meetings

We also have quite a lineup of speakers/presentations for BALUG
meetings.  Not only do we have
Paddy Sreenivasan, Zmanda[2]: "Amanda - open source backup"
as noted above, but we also have the following
speakers/presentations/talks lined up for the months ahead - be sure to
also check out our website http://www.balug.org/[4] for the latest
updates, and if you're not already subscribed to the BALUG "announce"
list[5], be sure to subscribe to be notified of these and future

2007-11-20 James Burgett,
Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC)[6]:
"Saving Computers from the Landfill"

2007-12 (BALUG will not meet in December 2007)

2008-01-15 Eric S. Raymond:
Freedom, Power, and Software:
What the Internet teaches us about ethics and politics

2008-02-19 Bruce Perens
(co-founder of the Open Source initiative in software):
Innovation Goes Public

2008-03-18 (TBA)

2008-04-15 Eric Allman[7]

See the BALUG website http://www.balug.org/[4] for additional details.


Door prizes!

Yes, we have some giveaway items (e.g. books)[8]  At least
presently, this is mostly stuff we got from/via LinuxWorld - mostly
generously donated books for User Groups from various publishers.

We'll probably give away approximately half of our remaining "stockpile"
of books at the 2007-10-16 meeting, and the remainder at our 2007-11-20
meeting.  There may be additional giveaway items too.  The "stockpile"
presently includes at least:
_Practices of an Agile Developer_ ISBN: 0-9745140-8-X
_Pro Oracle Database 10g RAC on LINUX_ ISBN: 1-59059-524-6
_Professional LINUX Programming_ ISBN: 978-0-471-77613-0
_LINUX System Administration_ ISBN-10: 0-596-00952-6
                              ISBN-13: 978-0-596-00952-6
_Hacking Ubuntu_ ISBN: 978-0-470-10827-7

1. http://www.balug.org/#RSVP
2. http://www.zmanda.com/
3. http://www.balug.org/flyers/2007-10-16.pdf
4. http://www.balug.org/
5. http://www.new.balug.org/#Lists
6. http://www.accrc.org/
7. http://www2.sendmail.org/~eric/
likely door prizes at BALUG and/or other UGs:
8. http://lists.balug.org/pipermail/balug-admin-balug.org/2007-August/000401.html
meeting time, location, and lots of other great BALUG information:
Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG) http://www.balug.org/

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