BakBone's Integrated Data Protection Solutions Go to the Head of the Class at University of Detroit Mercy

    BakBone Enables University to Slash Data Backups by 50 Percent,
Streamline Collection of Exchange Reporting Statistics and Seamlessly
Safeguard Oracle Databases

    SAN DIEGO, June 6 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:  BKBO), a
global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today
announced that the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is leveraging BakBone's
technology to significantly shrink backup windows, automate the collection of
Exchange reporting statistics, and replace complex scripting for Oracle
database backup. Adoption of BakBone's technology into UDM's datacenter is a
critical element of the university's commitment to embracing high-tech tools
to support quality education on the UDM campus. UDM runs NetVault(R): Backup,
NetVault(R): Report Manager for Exchange, NetVault: Backup Application Plug-in
Module(TM) (APM) for Exchange and NetVault: Backup APM for Oracle.

    According to Martin Frankhouse, network manager for University of Detroit
Mercy, the university's storage requirements have risen sharply over the last
three to four years, with data growing by approximately 10 percent each month.
In early 2007, UDM deployed BakBone's NetVault: Report Manager 3.5, which
provides expanded reporting functionality on Exchange server space utilization
and storage growth forecasting. NetVault: Report Manager further eases
Exchange administration with scheduled alerts regarding potential corporate
network abuse and mail delivery times, as well as sent-and-received mail
usage. With NetVault: Report Manager, UDM can obtain statistics on which
students and faculty are using the most space, sending the most emails and
receiving the most emails, along with the size of those emails.

    "Having all this reporting functionality in one integrated system is a
great timesaver," said Frankhouse. "I can easily define and schedule jobs or
reports while continuing to monitor activity from a unified console that
presents a 'big picture' of what's going on in my increasingly complex

    In addition to NetVault: Report Manager for Exchange, UDM also utilizes
NetVault: Backup APM for Exchange, embracing best-of-class data protection to
reduce the impact of major outages. Prior to BakBone's Exchange backup
solution, the university relied on pre-packaged backup products bundled with
Exchange. However, these limited offerings required the team to restore the
entire mailbox store, even if just one mailbox became corrupted or was
deleted. "Rebuilding both the primary and backup servers to recover the
mailboxes following a failure took nearly five days--and email for 100 people,
mostly university executives, was down the entire time," said Frankhouse. "In
contrast, BakBone's APM for Exchange provides granular recovery of an
individual mailbox or email, which makes a huge difference when you're
planning to roll out 2,000 mailboxes."

    Also key to UDM's BakBone deployment is NetVault: Backup APM for Oracle,
which delivers enhanced data protection for the online community of students
and faculty. BakBone replaced Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN), which required
more time to be spent on administration for scripting and management. "The
online community cannot be brought down--period--so we take frequent backups,"
added Frankhouse. "NetVault: Backup APM for Oracle substantially lessens the
time and effort to conduct backups and restores while eliminating the need to
create complex scripts or modify backup routines."

    "The NetVault suite of products provides our customers with flexible
solutions that are easily integrated into their existing infrastructures and
scale as their storage demands evolve," said Jeff Drescher, director of
product management at BakBone. "With BakBone, UDM has cut their backup and
recovery window by 50 percent and can proactively manage the many different
types of data in their complex enterprise environment."

    Enhanced regulatory compliance is another plus from BakBone's integrated
data protection approach, which ensures that UDM can recover more than a
year's worth of data and email in less than a day. More than three years of
student records are archived for longer-term retention.

    "The integrated, cross-platform capabilities of the NetVault product
suite are outstanding and so is the company's tech support--BakBone will play
an integral role in protecting UDM's critical data for years to come," said

    To read the University of Detroit Mercy case study:

    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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