Shutting Down Your Synology NAS Safely: A How-To

Shutting Down Your Synology NAS Safely: A How-To

**Ensure a safe shutdown for your Synology NAS by following these steps:**

Step 1: Access the Control Panel

To begin the shutdown process, log in to your Synology NAS web interface and click on the **Control Panel** option.

Step 2: Navigate to the "Hardware & Power" Section

In the Control Panel, locate and click on the **Hardware & Power** section. This section contains various settings related to the hardware and power management of your NAS.

Step 3: Choose the "Shutdown/Restart" Option

Within the "Hardware & Power" section, find and select the **Shutdown/Restart** option. This will open the power management settings for your NAS.

Step 4: Select the "Safe Mode (Calamity)" Option

Under the power management settings, you will see a dropdown menu. From this menu, choose the **Safe Mode (Calamity)** option. This ensures that all running processes and services are stopped safely before the NAS powers off.

Step 5: Configure the Auto Power Off Function (Optional)

If you want your NAS to automatically power off after it has been shut down for a specific period of time, you can configure the **Auto Power Off** function. Set the desired time duration in minutes by entering a value between 0 and 1440.

Step 6: Confirm and Perform the Shutdown

Once you have selected the appropriate options, click on the **Apply** button to save the changes. After the settings are applied, you can proceed to click on the **Shutdown** button to initiate the safe shutdown process for your Synology NAS. Wait for the NAS to completely shut down before turning off the power.

By following these steps, you can ensure a safe shutdown for your Synology NAS, minimizing the risk of data loss or hardware damage. Remember to always shut down your NAS properly to maintain its longevity and protect your valuable data.

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