BakBone Delivers Multi-Platform Data Protection Solution for NetApp(R) StoreVault

    BakBone Teams with StoreVault on Comprehensive Solution to Meet Critical
Backup and Recovery Needs of SMB Market

    SAN DIEGO, April 17 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:  BKBO), the
leading provider of integrated data protection solutions for Linux, today
announced an alliance to deliver BakBone's NetVault(R): Backup software
solution for StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ:   NTAP) division. NetVault: Backup
for StoreVault, immediately available, is designed specifically for customers
running the StoreVault(TM) S500 network storage solution, which was recently
voted Best Product of the Year among storage hardware products in the 2007
Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Awards. NetVault: Backup for
StoreVault leverages BakBone's award-winning Linux(R) data protection
solution, which was recently awarded the Datamation 2007 Product of the Year
award in the Enterprise Linux category.

    The combination of NetVault: Backup and StoreVault provides small to
medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with an easy-to-use and flexible storage
solution for both Linux and Windows(R) environments. This offering enables the
flexibility of disk-based and tape-based backup and restore, specifically
tailored for the data protection needs of the SMB marketplace.

    "The StoreVault S500 was developed specifically for the SMB market as a
robust networked storage solution with enterprise-proven strength," said Sajai
Krishnan, general manager at StoreVault. "We continue to focus our development
on affordable solutions that bring simplicity, scalability, and reliability to
this fast-growing segment of the storage market. BakBone's Linux support and
simple-to-use data protection solution are natural complements to the
StoreVault S500."

    "From an IT perspective, SMB customers are often faced with budget,
staffing, and time constraints. As a result, growing numbers of customers are
moving to Linux for cost-effective computing," said David Schneider, vice
president of the strategic partners group at BakBone. "Paired together, our
two award-winning data protection and storage solutions now provide
world-class, simplified management, scalability and enterprise-proven
functionality to the SMB market at a very attractive price point."

    Tested and approved for StoreVault, NetVault: Backup for StoreVault is
available exclusively for the StoreVault S500 network storage appliance
through qualified channel partners that can provide expert consulting to the
SMB market.

    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 IDP 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
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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
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    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
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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.

    NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance and StoreVault are
trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux
is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows is a registered trademark
of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands or products are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as

    BakBone(R), BakBone Software(R), NetVault(R), Application Plugin
Module(TM), BakBone logo(R), Integrated Data Protection(TM), Redefining Data
Protection(TM), Constant Data(TM), Constant Data logo(TM), Constant
Replicator(TM), OnDemand Replicator(TM), and Constant HA Cluster(TM), are all
trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the United
States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products or service names
are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used
to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: BakBone Software Amber Winans, 858-795-7584 or Lois Paul & Partners Aimee Maillett, 781-782-5819

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