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BakBone Software's NetVault Chosen to Support Yahoo!'s Production Environment

SAN DIEGO, Jan 27, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- BakBone Software(TM) (Toronto: BKB; OTC Bulletin Board: BKBOF), a global provider of data recovery software, today announced that Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet company, has chosen BakBone's NetVault software to provide a global, comprehensive backup and recovery solution for Yahoo!'s production environment in North America and the Pacific Rim.

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BakBone's NetVault will manage Yahoo!'s network-attached storage (NAS) systems, Solaris, and Microsoft(R) Windows servers used to control its information infrastructure. BakBone designed a solution with Yahoo!'s mixed server environment in mind, combined with unique industry support for MySQL and FreeBSD, as well as direct access restore for standard NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) backups. Additionally, BakBone's superior support of Network Appliance environments and their SnapMirror to tape integration enables Yahoo! to cut its backup times almost in half.

"This announcement reinforces the momentum BakBone is seeing in customer adoption of its NetVault software with leading global Fortune 100 companies," said Keith Rickard, president and CEO of BakBone Software. "We couldn't be more pleased to have been selected by Yahoo!. We look forward to supporting its data protection needs with a solution that meets its IT requirements today, but can easily scale to meet its future data recovery demands, directly translating cost savings to its bottom line."

"BakBone Software offers an integrated application that safeguards our data and ensures 24/7 access to information integral to our customers needs and our business," said Steve Simpson, director, engineering, Yahoo!. "NetVault provides exceptional scalability across Yahoo!'s multiple platforms and applications; tight integration with our existing storage devices; and, high performance, fast data backup and restoration."

"Including Yahoo! in BakBone's growing list of notable global enterprise customers such as Chrysler and the world's largest retail chain, demonstrates significant product awareness for the company," Rickard added.

About NetVault

NetVault is built upon an advanced modular architecture that provides IT managers the flexibility for growth and continued enhancement as companies' information storage needs expand and change. With an intuitive and easy-to-use GUI delivering enterprise-wide control in both distributed and centralized environments, NetVault is able to operate in multi-vendor networks and supports a broad range of platforms, applications and high performance tape devices.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data recovery 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 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 OEM partners, resellers and solution providers, you can learn more information about BakBone's products and services at www.bakbone.com or email info@bakbone.com .

Safe Harbor

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. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates," and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. 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; risk of third-party claims of infringement; protection of proprietary information, customer acceptance of the company's products and fee structures; the success of BakBone's brand development efforts; 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 Canadian Securities Administrators, which is available on the SEDAR disclosure system at www.sedar.com and/or those risk factors disclosed in the current report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which may be found at www.sec.gov . All 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.

BakBone, BakBone Software, NetVault, Application Plugin Module, APM and the BakBone logo are all trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. 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, please contact Dani Kenison, Manager, Public Relations of BakBone Software, +1-858-795-7584, dani.kenison@bakbone.com .

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Dani Kenison, Manager, Public Relations of BakBone Software,
+1-858-795-7584, dani.kenison@bakbone.com
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