Turning off a Synology NAS Safely
To turn off your Synology NAS safely, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Access the Control Panel
Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your NAS in the address bar. Log in with your administrator credentials and access the Control Panel.
Step 2: Navigate to the Power Menu
In the Control Panel, locate and click on the "Hardware & Power" or "System" category, depending on your Synology NAS model.
Step 3: Choose the Shutdown Option
Within the Power menu, you should see various power options. Select the "Shutdown" option to initiate the NAS shutdown process.
Step 4: Confirm the Shutdown
A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you are sure you want to shut down your NAS. Read the message and ensure that you have saved any ongoing tasks or data. Click "OK" to proceed.
Step 5: Wait for Shutdown Process
The NAS will now begin the shutdown process. It may take a few minutes for the system to shut down completely. You can monitor the progress on the NAS or through the web interface.
Step 6: Safe to Turn Off
Once the shutdown process is complete, you can safely turn off your Synology NAS manually by pressing the power button located on the front panel of the device. Wait a few moments to ensure the system is completely powered down before disconnecting any power cables.
Remember, it is essential to allow the NAS to shut down properly to avoid any data corruption or damage to the device.