Quick Guide: Restarting Your Synology NAS

Quick Guide: Restarting Your Synology NAS

In this quick guide, you will learn how to restart your Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) device effectively. Restarting your NAS can help resolve various issues and ensure optimal performance. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to restart your device effortlessly.

Step 1: Accessing the Synology DSM Interface

To get started, open your preferred web browser and enter the IP address of your Synology NAS in the address bar. Press "Enter" to access the DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface.

Step 2: Logging in to DSM

On the DSM login page, enter your username and password to gain access to the DSM interface. If you have not set up a username and password, please refer to the user manual or the quick start guide provided with your NAS.

Step 3: Navigating to the Control Panel

Once logged in, you will see the DSM desktop. Locate and click on the "Control Panel" icon to open the Control Panel settings.

Step 4: Accessing the System Settings

In the Control Panel, find and click on the "System" option. This will open a new window with several system-related settings.

Step 5: Restarting Your NAS

In the System settings window, click on the "General" tab. Look for the "Shutdown/Restart" section and click on the "Restart" button. A confirmation dialog will appear.

Click "OK" to confirm restarting your Synology NAS. The system will initiate the restart process, and it may take a few minutes for the device to complete the process. Your access to the DSM interface will be temporarily interrupted during this time.

Step 6: Verifying Restart Completion

Once the restart process is complete, you can verify that your Synology NAS has restarted successfully by trying to access the DSM interface again. Use the IP address of your NAS in your web browser, enter your login credentials, and ensure that the DSM desktop loads without any issues.

Remember, restarting your Synology NAS can help resolve various issues, but it is important to regularly update your device's firmware and perform routine maintenance to ensure its optimal performance. Consult the user manual or Synology's website for detailed information on firmware updates and maintenance procedures.

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