What is the process for rebooting a Synology NAS remotely?

Process for Rebooting a Synology NAS Remotely


Rebooting a Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) remotely may be necessary in certain situations, such as when there are connectivity issues or a need to apply system updates. This guide will outline the step-by-step process for remotely rebooting a Synology NAS.


Before proceeding with the remote reboot process, ensure the following prerequisites are met:
- You have administrative access to the Synology NAS.
- The Synology NAS is powered on and connected to a network with internet access.
- You have a computer or device with internet access to initiate the remote reboot.

Steps to reboot a Synology NAS remotely:

1. Open a web browser on your computer or device.
2. Enter the IP address or hostname of your Synology NAS in the address bar.
3. Press Enter or Return to access the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) login page.
4. Enter your administrative credentials (username and password) and click on the "Sign in" button.
5. Once logged in, navigate to the main dashboard or control panel of DSM.
6. Locate and click on the "Control Panel" icon or link.
7. In the Control Panel, find and click on the "System" option.
8. Within the System settings, click on the "Shutdown/Restart" tab.
9. In the Shutdown/Restart options, choose the "Restart" option.
10. If necessary, select additional options such as "Gracefully shut down processes" or "Force to terminate processes" based on your requirements.
11. Verify that the correct Synology NAS is selected for reboot, especially if you have multiple devices connected to your network.
12. Click on the "OK" or "Apply" button to initiate the remote reboot process.
13. Wait for the Synology NAS to shut down and restart. The duration of this process may vary depending on the model and the number of running processes.
14. Once the NAS has successfully rebooted, you can access it remotely again by logging in through the DSM interface or using the appropriate network protocols, such as SMB or FTP.


Rebooting a Synology NAS remotely is a straightforward process that involves accessing the DSM interface, navigating to the Control Panel, and initiating a restart. Following the outlined steps ensures a smooth remote reboot and helps resolve any potential system issues or updates.

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