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As part of our discussions at the meeting last night, we talked about the idea of having a topic/theme for each monthly meeting. Some ideas (off the top of my head) and in no particular order: - System Administration - Backups and Disaster Recovery - Security - firewalls, system lock down, secure distros, monitoring, logging, etc - Window Managers / Desktop Environments - email (server and/or client) - Alternatives to Microsoft/proprietary products - e.g. Exchange Server, Photoshop, etc - Web hosting - Programming/scripting - multimedia - Embedded Linux - Linux for newbies - NAS/SAN options Can you think of any other topics that would be interesting? Please reply with them. The consensus was that this was a good idea. For February we will do "Backups and Disaster Recovery". Possible presentations: - Enterprise level backup solutions - Amanda, Bacula, etc - Home products - Backing up a mixed environment network - tape backups - Scripts you've written yourself to backup your PCs - Backing up to the cloud - Anybody doing this? Do you encrypt data? - Bare metal recovery - Clonezilla? others? I'm going to do a presentation on Bacula (or Amanda) for February. Anybody else? It could be as simple as a 2 minute talk about a script you wrote. See you all February 2nd.
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