How can I safely shut down my Synology NAS?

How to safely shut down a Synology NAS

To safely shut down your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

Step 1: Access the DSM interface

1. Open a web browser on your computer.
2. Type in the IP address of your Synology NAS to access its DiskStation Manager (DSM) interface.

Step 2: Log in to DSM

1. Enter your username and password to log in to the DSM interface.

Step 3: Open the Control Panel

1. Click on the "Control Panel" icon in the DSM interface.

Step 4: Navigate to the Shutdown menu

1. In the Control Panel, click on the "System" icon.
2. Click on the "Shutdown/Restart" option.
3. From the drop-down menu, select "Shutdown."

Step 5: Confirm the shutdown

1. A confirmation window will appear.
2. Click on the "OK" button to proceed with the shutdown process.

Step 6: Wait for the NAS to power off

1. The NAS will now begin the shutdown process.
2. Wait for the NAS to completely power off before proceeding further.

Note: The time taken for the NAS to shut down may vary depending on the model and the number of active services or tasks running on it. It is important to let the NAS fully shut down to avoid any potential data loss or hardware damage.

Step 7: Power off the NAS

1. Once the NAS has fully powered off, you can safely turn off its power.

By following these steps, you can safely shut down your Synology NAS and ensure the protection of your data.

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