Presentation Materials

Meeting: puppet

2007/08/07 - 7:00pm
2007/08/07 - 9:00pm


Eric Eisenhart

Eric will discuss the puppet configuration management system for automating many common system administration tasks on unix systems. He’ll be concentrating on the puppet language, but also include some of the other details about how it all works and why you might want to use it.

Slides: format: puppet-talk.odp
Slides: PDF: puppet-talk.pdf

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Meeting: MySQL Backup

2006/10/04 - 7:00pm
2006/10/04 - 8:30pm

Backup and Recovery manager for MySQL

Food starts at 6pm.
Speaker starts at 7pm.
Show up by 6:10 if you want in on a pizza (or other food) order.

As MySQL gets used in increasingly critical and 24/7 applications, its live backup has become increasingly important for administrators. Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL is a simple to use tool to do MySQL backups and recovery. It provides enterprise level backup features such as scheduling, reporting and notification. The talk will cover the details of project (code is available under GPL), product features and roadmap. We will also talk about choices and challenges while backing up a MySQL based environment.

Paddy Sreenivasan of zmanda.

Paddy has worked on multiple open source projects in areas of system availability, backup and recovery. Currently he’s focussed on database as well as system backup and recovery projects.

Meeting: Fighting Spam

2006/03/01 - 6:00pm
2006/03/01 - 8:30pm

Enterprise Spam Filtering Using Open Source Tools

Mark Linford of Santa Rosa Junior College

Anyone with an email address is well aware of the problem of spam, or unsolicited bulk email. Though there are many commercial applications available to help enterprises cope with spam, their cost usually puts them out of reach of all but the largest corporations.

Mark Linford of Santa Rosa Junior College will discuss how their campus used off-the-shelf computer components and SpamAssassin (a popular open-source spam prevention system) to deliver commercial-quality spam filtering at a fraction of the cost.