Backup Strategies and More with Dave Hamilton, President of The Mac Observer


PHONE: 973-912-7725
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TOPIC: Backup Strategies and More

SPEAKER: Dave Hamilton, President of The Mac Observer, Inc.

LOCATION: 10 Guyot Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
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WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

FREE: Open to the general public

A topic that is — or should be — hot on everyone’s minds these days is backups. While most people understand why backups are important and many understand at least one way of backing up, there’s more here than meets the eye. How reliable are your backups? What happens when you actually need to restore? Is Network-attached Storage (NAS) something you should use? Most importantly are you properly prepared for the day *after* the day disaster strikes? Dave Hamilton will answer these questions and more. Discussing not only Apple’s Time Machine, but alternative options including clouds, clones and copies, he’ll teach you the ins and outs of what options are available, helping you decide the best way to safeguard YOUR computing life.

About our speaker . . .

Dave Hamilton is President and CEO of The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and producer and co-host of The Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry for 15 years, as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, web master, and programmer. In his earlier consulting days, he worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Dave maintains his blog at

The general meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

PMUG also provides monthly Intermediate special interest group (a cozier Q&A session that’s very popular) this month in 10 Guyot and Beginners help group (to help those just starting out using a Mac) in the general meeting room. Both meet before the general meeting at 6:30 pm.

Khürt Williams

Khürt Williams is Principal for Monkey Hill, LLC, a Skillman, New Jersey based information security governance, risk and compliance consultancy. He's also an avid landscape photographer, and *nix geek.