How do I schedule automatic power on and off for my Synology NAS?

How to Schedule Automatic Power On and Off for Synology NAS

Step 1: Set Up a Scheduled Task

To schedule automatic power on and off for your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

1. Log in to the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) web interface.
2. Click on the "Control Panel" icon.
3. Navigate to the "Task Scheduler" section.
4. Click on the "Create" button to create a new scheduled task.

Step 2: Configure the Scheduled Task

1. In the "General" tab, enter an appropriate task name.
2. Select the appropriate user account that will execute the task.
3. Choose the trigger type to determine when you want the NAS to power on or off. This can be based on a specific date and time, daily, weekly, or monthly.
4. Set the execution time according to your desired schedule. Specify the specific date and time, or choose the specific days and time intervals.
5. In the "Task Settings" tab, specify the action you want to perform, either power on or power off.

Step 3: Configure Power Schedule

1. Open the Synology Web Assistant and locate your NAS device on the network.
2. Click on the "Management" tab and select "Power Schedule".
3. Create a new schedule by setting the desired time and days for power on and power off. You can set different schedules for weekdays and weekends.
4. Once you have configured the power schedule, the NAS will automatically perform the specified actions according to the set schedule.

Additional Tips:

- Make sure the NAS is connected to a reliable power source.
- Check the time settings on your NAS to ensure they are accurate.
- Test the scheduled task to verify that the power on and power off actions are working as intended.
- Regularly review and update the power schedule if necessary.

Example Power Schedule:

Here's an example of a power schedule for a Synology NAS:

| Days | Power On Time | Power Off Time |
| Monday | 08:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Tuesday | 08:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Wednesday | 08:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Thursday | 08:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Friday | 08:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Saturday | 10:00 AM | 10:00 PM |
| Sunday | 10:00 AM | 10:00 PM |

Note: This is just an example and you can customize the schedule based on your specific needs.

By following these steps, you will be able to schedule automatic power on and off for your Synology NAS, ensuring efficient power management for your network-attached storage system.

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