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As with desktop applications, the application packages on your Synology NAS will occasionally need to be restarted. In contrast to desktop applications, however, this is a little unclear how does it work? Let's take a look at the why, when, and how of restarting application packages.

Unlike the applications that you frequently open and close on your desktop computer, application packages on your Synology NAS Server are more similar to services than desktop apps, so it's best to keep them running all the time unless you do have an urgent need to turn them off. Here are some examples of when you might want to pause and / or restart an application package:

  • An application package is malfunctioning in some way. Rebooting is a suitable troubleshooting measure.
  • An application package is resource-intensive and rarely used. It is an appropriate action to stop it during long periods of non-use.
  • An application package is reading or writing to a hard drive that you are troubleshooting. It is an appropriate measure to stop it temporarily so as not to stress the hard drive (s).

Typically, however, you will get the most benefit from your Synology NAS by running all of the installed packages. An always-on home server loses much of its usefulness when you have to manually turn on the backup, photo, or music services.

To pause and restart some or all of the installed packages, simply navigate to the web-based user interface of your Synology NAS and select the Package Center shortcut (either on the desktop or in the full application menu, accessible from the menu button on the top toolbar)

In the Package Manager, simply select the application you want to start, stop, or restart the list of installed applications as shown below. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will select "Download Station". Notice that the main entry for the application package indicates that the package is currently running.

In the detail view under the application package icon, select the "Action" drop-down menu (see below) Application package running, you can select "Stop" to stop it.

You will be asked to confirm that you want to stop the package. Confirm with "Yes".

You will see a short animation when the package is stopped and the status in the column under the drop-down menu changes from "Running" to "Stopped". If you turn off the package for an extended period of time, you're done. If you reboot to throw a ghost out of the machine and get things running smoothly again, click the drop-down menu again and choose "Run" to start the package again.

Although your trips to the package manager to stop and restart apps will be rare - in our experience the NAS and application packages are very stable - now you know your way around and can show up if necessary to give a bad package a nudge .


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