[ubuntu-uk] Liverpool Linux User Group Meeting - 3rd Feb 2009

Andrew Williams andy at tensixtyone.com
Mon Feb 1 10:23:55 GMT 2010

Liverpool Linux User Group Meeting - December 2009
Date Wed February 3rd, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Liverpool Social Centre, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, England L1 4HY
Speaker: Tom Hall - ZFS/btrfs.

Liverpool Linux User Group are a group of Linux and open source software users that meet on the first Wednesday
of the month. If no talk is organised then we will usually organise a “open stage” for people to discuss
projects, current news, or just to rant.

Main Talk
Following on from the RAID/LVM talk last year, Tom will talk about the ZFS filesystem in (Open)Solaris, how it collapses 
the stack and does some of the things RAID/LVM do plus more. He will also look at btrfs and discuss why though the 
feature list is similar, underneath it is quite a different beast. He will be announcing a new project to build Storage 
Pods from a design released by Backblaze mid last year and a brief survey of clustered filesystems/high availability 
solutions to try and get robust file and block level storage on commodity hardware.

Open Stage
As per usual, time will be allocated to the end of the talk for anyone to give a five minute talk on any subject.
If you want some time just drop me a mail or grab me on the day. I'm sure Dan Lynch will want to talk about OggCamp and 
we'll be discussing LivLUG's role in the upcoming event.

Doors are usually open before 7:00pm if people want to meet up in the centre, The Liverpool Social Centre is two
doors up from Forbidden Planet and is the right-hand door at the front of “News From Nowhere”. Check the window
for a handy Liverpool LUG sign, which will indicate we are there and not still at the pub. Press the white
doorbell for access (the one marked basement) and someone will come up and open the door for you.

Be aware that we also share the LSC with a book group, so when someone answers the door just ask for the Linux
User Group in the basement and you should be OK. If you have trouble getting into the centre, give a contact a 
call and we'll let you in.

After any talks are finished will usually stay in the meeting area until 8:00pm then head out to a local pub, The
pub varies from month to month and usually depends on the size of the crowd. If you arrive late and unsure of
where we are then give one of the contacts a ring.

Website: http://livlug.org.uk/
Meeting Details: http://livlug.org.uk/meetings:2009_february

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