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Novell Ships Backup Service for NetWare

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell Backup Service for NetWare.

LAS VEGAS (NetWorld +Interop) | May 9, 2000

  • Novell Backup Service makes it possible for organizations to back up NetWare 4.x and 5.x servers in real time, without unnecessary server downtime or adding network traffic
  • Novell Backup Service makes an organization's data more secure

Novell, Inc., a leading provider of Net services software, today announced the availability of Novell Backup Service for NetWare. With the increased importance of server uptime and data integrity on the Net, Novell Backup Service makes it possible for organizations to backup their data without the need for bringing down servers or adding network traffic to complete the backup process. Organizations can now secure their valuable data and accelerate the process for backing up files at anytime.

Traditionally, backup solutions have caused network traffic to increase during the backup process or have even required a server to go down while backing up data. These complexities have required data to be backed up after business hours or when servers were less utilized during the typical workday. Novell Backup Service for NetWare helps organizations take control of when and how often they back up their data and simplifies the process for securing critical data.

"The need to accelerate, secure and simplify the backup of data has never been more important," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of product management at Novell. "Companies are conducting more business on the Net than ever before and Novell Backup Service will ensure greater server uptime and data integrity without sacrificing network performance and security."

"NetWare has always been an extremely reliable platform, but a reliable backup solution is critical for any organization that relies on the safety of their data" said Dan Posner, founder of Tech Management Solutions. "As an ISP that relies on NetWare for serving up Net services to my customers, it is critical for me to backup my data on my customers, their accounts, interests and Internet usage. Novell Backup Service allows me to have access to my critical data all the time. As an ISP, no amount of risk to my customer data is acceptable. Novell solves this problem for me."

Pricing and Availability

Customers may immediately purchase Novell Backup Service for NetWare 4.x and 5.x licenses for $1,499 per server that is backed up. For more information, customers may contact Novell at 1-888-321-4272 or visit Novell's Web site at

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Net Services software gives IT organizations a way to adapt and accelerate their transformation to eBusiness, simplify the management and control of all networks, create a secure foundation for doing business on the Net, and help deliver a consistent and high-quality experience to end users in all locations. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts

Blake Stowell
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: (801) 228-5083

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