Set QNAP TS-859U-RP NAS to power on and off at set times each day

I am using a QNAP TS-859U-RP NAS as the backup destination for my server. This NAS is running firmware version 4.2.6 (which is the most current firmware version for this model).

This NAS is used for about 90 minutes each day during the daily server backups.

I would like to find an automated way of setting this NAS to power on and power off at certain times each day so the backup jobs can be written to it and then when it is no longer needed the NAS will power off.

Is there any way of doing this?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
I don't believe you can do this since  a hard power off would require a hard power on.  If it has a toggle switch perhaps a managed PDU but this would not be feasible as you would be doing a hard reboot each time.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Does this NAS have a wake on LAN (WOL) capability?
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can this same wake on LAN (WOL) capability also be used to power off the QNAP NAS?
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
No, but your can login to the NAS (ssh)  and have it shutdown after the backup finishes from the backup job.
(like any linux system).
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
This can be done by following the steps described here:


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