What is the procedure for turning off a Synology NAS?

Procedure to turn off a Synology NAS

In order to safely turn off a Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage), follow the steps below:

Step 1: Properly shut down any running applications

- Access the DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface by entering the NAS IP address in a web browser.

- Log in with your administrator credentials.

- Check the running applications or services on the NAS.

- Close any open files or applications to avoid data corruption.

Step 2: Power down the NAS using the DSM interface

- In the DSM interface, click on "Main Menu" in the top-left corner.

- Select "Control Panel" and then "Hardware & Power."

- Under the "General" tab, click on "Shutdown." You may need to authenticate again.

- Confirm the shutdown command by clicking "OK" on the confirmation dialogue box.

Step 3: Wait for the NAS to power off

- After issuing the shutdown command, the NAS will begin the process of powering off.

- It may take a few minutes for the NAS to complete the shutdown process.

- During this time, it is important not to interrupt the power supply or perform any actions that may disrupt the shutdown process.

Step 4: Verify the NAS is powered off

- Once the NAS has completed the shutdown process:

- The LED indicators on the front of the device should turn off.

- The fan noise should cease.

- You can also check the NAS power status in the DSM interface under "Main Menu" > "Control Panel" > "Hardware & Power."

Following this procedure will ensure the safe and proper powering off of a Synology NAS.

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