They might be the most miserable, time-consuming, and thankless tasks in IT, but they certainly are essential. This month in OC we'll have a birds-of-a-feather session on backups in your UNIX environment, possibly also touching briefly on integrating Windows backups.Whether you have a single Linux laptop or are responsible for a large environment, the issues of how, when, what, and where to backup apply to everyone. Please come to the meeting and discuss YOUR backup strategy. We will learn about the software being used by UUASC members. As always, bonus points for FOSS solutions. Meet other members who are using the same software as you, learn about a product you've never heard of. Bring your success (or horror) stories to share.