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BAKBONE SOFTWARE
NOVELL, INC.

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February 15, 2005 10:05 ET

BakBone Announces Support for Novell Open Enterprise Server; BakBone Continues to Drive Enterprise-Level Support for Linux in the Data Center


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FOR: BAKBONE SOFTWARE, INC.

TSX SYMBOL: BKB
OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: BKBOE

AND NOVELL INC.

NASDAQ SYMBOL: NOVL

FEBRUARY 15, 2005 - 10:05 ET

BakBone Announces Support for Novell Open Enterprise
Server; BakBone Continues to Drive Enterprise-Level
Support for Linux in the Data Center

BOSTON--(CCNMatthews - Feb 15, 2005) -

BakBone Software (TSX:BKB) (OTCBB:BKBOE) today announced support for
Novell Inc.'s (NASDAQ:NOVL) Open Enterprise Server platform across its
NetVault data protection software product line.

Combining both the NetWare and SUSE LINUX platforms, Novell Open
Enterprise Server is the first product to integrate the choice and
flexibility of open source software with the power and reliability of
proven networking software. With comprehensive backup and recovery
support for both NetWare and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 available
today, BakBone's commitment to Novell's Open Enterprise Server offers
customers a single source for data protection across mixed storage
networks that seamlessly scales to meet the demands of any size
environment. In addition to backing up to a locally-attached disk drive
or tape device, or across a NAS or SAN environment running SUSE LINUX,
NetVault provides comprehensive disaster recovery options on Linux to
ensure that data can be recovered quickly and efficiently.

"As Linux continues to make in-roads in mission-critical enterprise
computing environments worldwide, we're pleased to be working with
BakBone to deliver our customers secure, highly available networking and
application services in an open environment," said Hal Bennett, vice
president of global business development for Novell. "The combination of
NetVault and Open Enterprise Server offers customers high levels of
reliability and value -- bringing together the innovation of open source
technology and the stability of a true enterprise class platform with
high-availability data protection solutions to ensure your data is
always available."

"With Open Enterprise Server, Novell is responding to customer demands
for platform choice and flexibility," said Adrian Jones, senior vice
president, worldwide OEMs and alliances, BakBone Software. "BakBone's
support for Open Enterprise Server will enable customers to maximize its
benefits and confidently deploy business critical applications on SUSE
LINUX Enterprise Server 9 across their complete enterprise-computing
infrastructure, including enterprise class file services on NetWare --
without compromising their backup and recovery needs."

With more than seven years of support for SUSE LINUX, BakBone continues
to set the market pace for Linux distribution interoperability and
support, delivering the industry's broadest support for platforms and
applications in heterogeneous environments. While equally supporting
both UNIX® and Windows® platforms, BakBone now also gives customers
an expanded Linux choice and the confidence to deploy Linux in the data
center with Novell's latest Open Enterprise Server platform for high
performance computing environments.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and
disaster recovery software for network storage and open-systems
environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the
complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small to
medium size businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by
Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government
entities. Distributed through a select global network of OEM partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services at www.bakbone.com or
email info@bakbone.com.

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not materialize or prove correct, could cause BakBone's results to
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uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, competition in our
target markets; potential capital needs; management of future growth and
expansion; risk of third-party claims of infringement; protection of
proprietary information; customer acceptance of the Company's products
and fee structures; and the success of BakBone's brand development
efforts. Also, risks associated with strategic alliances; reliance on
distribution channels; product concentration; need to develop new and
enhanced products; potential product defects; our ability to hire and
retain qualified employees and key management personnel; and risks
associated with changes in domestic and international market conditions
and the entry into and development of international markets for the
Company's products. Our forward-looking statements should be considered
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subject to these factors. BakBone assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising
after the date on which it was made.

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Software, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All
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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    BakBone Software, Inc.
    Dani Kenison, 858-795-7584
    email: dani.kenison@bakbone.com