What is the proper way to shut down a Synology NAS?

Proper way to shut down a Synology NAS

To shut down a Synology NAS properly, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) interface

  2. Access the DSM interface by entering the NAS's IP address in a web browser.

  3. Log in to the DSM interface

  4. Enter the username and password for your NAS to log in to the DSM interface.

  5. Click on the "Main Menu" icon

  6. In the top-left corner of the DSM interface, click on the menu icon, usually represented by nine squares.

  7. Select "Control Panel"

  8. In the main menu, locate and click on the "Control Panel" option.

  9. Go to "Hardware & Power"

  10. In the Control Panel, find and select the "Hardware & Power" section.

  11. Click on "Shutdown"

  12. In the Hardware & Power section, click on the "Shutdown" option.

  13. Select the desired shutdown method

  14. Choose the appropriate shutdown option based on your needs:

    • Power off: This method shuts down the NAS immediately without any warning.
    • Restart: This method restarts the NAS immediately without any warning.
    • Log off: This method only logs off the current session and keeps the NAS running.
  15. Confirm the shutdown

  16. After selecting the desired shutdown method, a confirmation dialogue box will appear.

  17. Click on "OK"

  18. Review the information in the confirmation dialogue box and click the "OK" button to proceed with the shutdown.

Following these steps ensures a proper and controlled shutdown of your Synology NAS, preventing data loss or hardware damage.

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