BakBone Announces NetVault: Backup 8.0 for Mac OS X Leopard

    BakBone's Newest Release of NetVault: Backup Continues to Deliver
Powerful, Cost-Effective Disk to Disk Data Protection for Mac Customers

    SAN DIEGO, November 7 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:  BKBO), the
leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today
announced NetVault(R): Backup 8.0 for Mac OS(R) X Leopard. The newest release
of BakBone's award-winning, flagship data protection solution introduces
several enhancements to the software to support Mac environments: improved
storage management efficiency, improved data availability to reduce system
downtime and improved security & compliance. The combination of BakBone's
robust enterprise-class features and scalability with a native Aqua user
interface make NetVault: Backup 8.0 a unique solution for Mac environments
that require an integrated, cost-effective data protection solution.

    BakBone customer South Park Studios switched to NetVault: Backup for Mac
OS X for reliable and flexible data protection. "We run one of the tightest
production schedules in the television animation industry, producing each show
in less than one week before it airs," said J. J. Franzen, technology
supervisor, South Park Studios. "With such a demanding production schedule and
more than 6 TB of data to protect, we need our backup software and operating
system to be both reliable and flexible. BakBone's NetVault: Backup for Mac OS
X not only keeps up with our production schedule, it is extremely easy to use
and comes with reliable tech support that keeps us up and running. We have a
responsibility to the millions of viewers that tune in to Comedy Central every
week to see South Park. BakBone takes away the complications of data
protection and helps us keep the town of South Park on the map."

    NetVault: Backup 8.0

    NetVault: Backup offers broad, cross-platform support for Mac OS X,
Linux, Windows and Solaris environments and has won multiple awards for its
ease of use, reliability and extensive features. Version 8.0 of NetVault:
Backup for Leopard includes improved storage management efficiency, improved
data availability to reduce system downtime and improved security &

    Key product highlights for NetVault: Backup 8.0 for Leopard include:

    Improved storage management efficiency

    --  NetVault: Backup Database Check Utility -- Validates data integrity
to reduce system downtime and optimizes database to reduce database size.

    --  Granular Source Device Selection -- Specifies devices prior to
restore job execution and can be used for data copy.

    --  Audit Tool -- Gathers key information about the NetVault: Backup 8.0
server and client.

    Improved data availability to reduce system downtime

    --  Restartable Backups -- Increases job control and allows operators to
pause running jobs and restart later.

    Improved security & compliance

    --  Encrypted Backup Copy -- Copies (D2D2T, data copy, duplication)
encrypted backups for extra security if the original is lost.

    --  Enhanced Client Firewall Setup -- Enables users to manage single
clients outside firewalls, without making NetVault: Backup domain-wide network

    "Designed specifically for Apple's Xserve and Mac Pro product lines,
BakBone's NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X offers our users a familiar native Mac
user interface for simple and flexible data protection across heterogeneous
environments," said Jeff Drescher, vice president of marketing, BakBone.
"NetVault: Backup has enjoyed tremendous growth and support within the Mac
community since its initial launch. With 8.0's richer feature set, we expect
customers requiring greater levels of flexibility and scalability in their
departmental and workgroup environments to benefit from these new

    NetVault: Backup for Mac OS X is available through Apple, CDW and
selected Apple resellers through the Apple Specialized Business Unit and
Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Division of Tech Data Corporation.

    About BakBone Software, Inc.

    BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore,
disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting 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-sized 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 strategic partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services and its Integrated Data
Protection vision at or email

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    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
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; the development,
implementation and execution of the Company's Integrated Data Protection (IDP)
strategic vision; risk of third-party claims of infringement; protection of
proprietary information; customer acceptance of the Company's existing and
newly introduced 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 in the context of these and
other risk factors disclosed in our most recent report filed with the
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as those risk factors disclosed in our current report filed with the Canadian
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future written and oral forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf
are also 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, other than as required under applicable securities

    The common shares of BakBone Software are currently subject to cease
trade orders in the Canadian jurisdictions of Alberta, British Columbia and
Ontario due to delays in the filing of the Company's financial statements.
Although these cease trade orders do not prevent investors, who are not
resident in or otherwise subject to the laws of Alberta, British Columbia or
Ontario, from trading the common shares of BakBone on the Pink Sheets in the
United States, investors are encouraged to obtain legal advice to ensure that
these trades are not violating the cease trade orders. BakBone continues to
work to resolve all outstanding issues which have prevented filing of its
financial statements, however an exact date for filing of these financial
statements cannot be determined at this time.

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For further information: BakBone Software Amber Winans, 858-795-7584 Nikki Snowhite, 858-795-7552

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