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BAKBONE SOFTWARE

March 29, 2005 08:31 ET

NetVault Greases the Skids for Rapid Backups at WD-40


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FOR: BAKBONE SOFTWARE, INC.

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MARCH 29, 2005 - 08:31 ET

NetVault Greases the Skids for Rapid Backups at WD-40

SAN DIEGO--(CCNMatthews - Mar 29, 2005) -

BakBone Software™ (TSX:BKB) (Pink Sheets:BKBO), a global provider of
data protection software, today announced that WD-40 Company has slashed
the time it takes to conduct full backups by a third after switching to
BakBone's NetVault from Veritas Backup Exec.

WD-40 Company uses NetVault to manage its data backup and recovery needs
in its San Diego headquarters, including a number of mission-critical
Web applications linked to a Microsoft SQL Server database, as well as
all the company's IT department operations. Following the recommendation
of San Diego-based networked storage provider Zzyzx, WD-40 recruited
NetVault for SQL after searching for a solution that would enable the
company to address its shrinking backup window and demand for rapid
restores of critical applications.

Using BakBone's Virtual Disk Library (VDL) technology, which redirects
the backup stream to disk instead of tape, WD-40 found that it was able
not only to speed up the backup process by 90 percent, but that it could
also significantly reduce the time required to restore data.
Additionally, NetVault is working to address WD-40's Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance needs by addressing the importance of maintaining the
integrity and privacy of electronic data by fully archiving the data and
restoring it when needed.

"I can now handle in 30 minutes what used to take me five hours -- it's
tremendous," said Joy Puterbaugh, senior IS administrator at WD-40,
citing the company's 90 percent improvement in time required to
incrementally back up SQL Server. "I use the time saved to focus on more
pressing tasks than worry about backups. Using NetVault, we sleep better
knowing that our SQL data is backed up properly, which was a concern
with our previous backup solution. Also, NetVault's enhanced reporting
allows us to schedule reports on different aspects of NetVault's
operation. Instead of receiving 18 emails now every time a job finishes,
I get one fully comprehensive report tailored to my needs."

"BakBone is committed to providing customers data protection solutions
that help corporate IT set and administer policies for data
availability, as well as products that are easy to implement and use
that translate directly into cost savings for IT management," said Scott
Petersen, vice president of North American sales, BakBone Software.
"We're pleased to be selected by WD-40 and look forward to continuing to
support their efforts to centralize data management and address
availability for compliance purposes across their organization."

About WD-40 Company

WD-40 Company, with headquarters in San Diego, is a global consumer
products company with brands that deliver above expectation performance
at extremely good value to end users who buy in a variety of trade
channels. WD-40 Company produces multi-purpose lubricants, WD-40® and
3-IN-ONE®, the Lava® and Solvol® brands of heavy-duty hand
cleaners, and household products X-14®, 2000 Flushes®, Carpet
Fresh®, Spot Shot and 1001. WD-40 Company markets its products in more
than 160 countries worldwide, and recorded sales of $242.5 million in
fiscal year 2004.

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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distribution channels; product concentration; need to develop new and
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Contact Information

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    BakBone Software, Inc.
    Dani Kenison, 858-795-7584
    email: dani.kenison@bakbone.com