What is the process to shut down or restart a Synology NAS?

In order to shut down or restart a Synology NAS, follow these steps:


Logging in to DSM

- Open a web browser and enter the IP address or hostname of your Synology NAS in the address bar.
- Enter your username and password to log in to the DiskStation Manager (DSM) interface.


Navigating to the Control Panel

- Once logged in, locate and click on the "Control Panel" icon, usually found on the main dashboard or in the top menu bar.


Accessing the Power & Restart Settings

- In the Control Panel, find and click on the "System" category.
- Look for the "Power & Restart" option and click on it to access the power management settings.


Shutting Down the NAS

- In the "Power & Restart" settings, you should see a "Shutdown" button.
- Click on the "Shutdown" button to initiate the shutdown process.
- A confirmation dialog box will appear. Choose the desired action, either "Shut Down" or "Restart," and click "OK."
- The NAS will now begin the shutdown or restart process. It may take a few minutes to complete.


Verifying the Shutdown or Restart

- You can check the status of the shutdown or restart process by observing the LED lights on the front of the NAS.
- Once the NAS has shut down or restarted, it is safe to physically power off or on the device if required.


Powering On the NAS

- To power on the Synology NAS after a shutdown, simply press the power button on the front of the device.
- Wait for the device to boot up, and you should be able to access it through the DSM interface.

Note: It is recommended to properly shut down the NAS rather than abruptly disconnecting the power. Sudden power loss can lead to data corruption or other issues.

Remember to save any ongoing work and ensure all users are aware of the impending shutdown or restart to avoid any data loss or disruption.

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