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February 15, 2005 08:40 ET

BakBone Software Broadens Linux Support with First-to-Market Availability of NetVault for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4



OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: BKBOE



FEBRUARY 15, 2005 - 08:40 ET

BakBone Software Broadens Linux Support with
First-to-Market Availability of NetVault for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4

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

As the standard for Linux data protection, BakBone Software™
(TSX:BKB)(OTCBB:BKBOE) today announced general availability of NetVault
enterprise data protection software with support for Red Hat
(Nasdaq:RHAT) Enterprise Linux, version 4. BakBone continues to embrace
a first-to-market approach to Linux operating system and platform
support and leads the backup and restore market in being the only vendor
to support all major Linux distributions worldwide.

Introduced this week at LinuxWorld in Boston, Mass., NetVault support
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 on Intel x86 platforms is
currently available, with additional Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4
ports for IBM PowerPC, Itanium and Opteron rolling out over the next

Based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 4 with
NetVault support enables customers to capitalize on the performance and
security benefits as well as the sizeable reductions in operating and
outlay expenses that Linux offers, while still ensuring reliable data
recoverability. With the broadest application coverage for Linux in the
industry, including support for business critical applications such as
Oracle 10g, SAP R/3 and DB2, BakBone sets the market pace for Linux
distribution interoperability and support. While equally supporting both
Windows and UNIX platforms, BakBone now also gives customers greater
choice with Red Hat's newest operating platform for deploying enterprise
and commercial Linux environments.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will provide a secure, scalable and
manageable infrastructure for customers deploying enterprise business
applications," said Bret Hunter, director, Partner Marketing at Red Hat.
"Through Red Hat's broad partner ecosystem, RHEL 4 is defining value for
customers by offering unique choice and control throughout the Open
Source Architecture."

"As our fastest growing platform, BakBone's Linux data protection has
proven itself in the most demanding environments with production
deployments in companies ranging from major retail and Internet Fortune
100s to SMBs across all vertical markets," said Adrian Jones, senior
vice president, worldwide OEM and alliance group, BakBone Software.
"We're committed to providing our customers a time-to-market advantage
with the broadest platform and vendor choice in the industry. Built on
Linux for Linux, NetVault enables customers to confidently run business
critical applications on Red Hat Linux in the enterprise -- without
compromising their data protection needs."

To learn more about specific Linux backup configurations, BakBone's
enterprise-class data protection features and why BakBone is the
standard in Linux data protection, please visit BakBone at Booth #621 or
visit BakBone's web site at

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 or

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risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, which, if they do
not materialize or prove correct, could cause BakBone's results to
differ materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and
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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