We have an OSX machine (10.5.8) that we want to back up to an existing NAS. We cannot use Time Machine, so are looking for the Acronis of Mac, so to speak. We also do not want to back up to the cloud. We want the full suite of capabilitiesalways running in the background, complete system restore on demand (i.e. if our Mac gets fried, we can rebuild to the last backup, software and all), recovery disk, autonomously managed space, integrity checks, etc. It also has to have a very good/easy interface. This is going to go on my wifes machineshe loathes learning new software, so the more handholding the better (or else it will just sit in the background). While wed rather not pay an exhorbinent amount, we dont need it to be free/shareware. Thanks~ *Time Machine requires that you have the target drive directly connected to the laptop. Weve talked to Applecare and tried the workarounds on the net to no avail. It may work if we upgraded (twice), but that is not an option. If you think there is a solution we may have overlooked, great--but we've sunk a few hours into trying various commands and whatnot. This has even escaped Applecare.