BakBone to Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

    BakBone Continues its Leadership in Providing Data Protection for Open
Source Technologies

    SAN DIEGO, March 15 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:   BKBO), a
global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today
announced planned support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 across its product
portfolio. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is the leading platform for open
source computing. BakBone's products currently support RHEL 4.0, with support
for RHEL 5.0 already in development. Providing consistent and cohesive data
protection capabilities across all platforms, BakBone's data protection
products enable enterprise customers to more easily embrace open source
technologies, especially in mixed environments.

    "Customer demand for Linux platform support is on the rise as
organizations move increasingly more databases and mission-critical
applications to Linux for ease-of-use and flexibility in computing," said
Lauren Whitehouse, analyst at ESG. "The challenge for enterprise customers
running Linux in mixed environments is finding ease-of-use and flexibility in
a single data protection solution. With multi-platform support and a strong
Linux heritage, BakBone is uniquely positioned to help customers meet new and
evolving demands for their data protection needs."

    "From backup and recovery to replication and advanced report management,
BakBone offers the broadest Linux-based support in the storage management
market," said Jeff Drescher, director of product management at BakBone. "We
continue to build upon our Linux expertise and work closely with our partners
in the open source community to bring leading enterprise solutions to 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 newly introduced IDP
vision at or email

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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; 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 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.

    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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