I run the Roon app on an iMac running Mojave 10.14.6 or an iPad pro with the latest ios.
Roon Server 1.6 is running on an SSD on a QNAP NAS 453be with up to date OS.
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Araknis AN 300 4L2W and QNAP NAS 453be is ethernet to this unit, not wifi.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Linn Selekt DSM with katalyst ethernet connected to same router as NAS.
According to QNAP support the reason my NAS runs 24/7 is Roon.
How do I turn the Roon server off when I am not using it so that my NAS can go to sleep?
If you go into the App Center on the QNAP you will see the app for Roon Server. Click the down arrow next to the word Open under the Roon icon and it is there that you can stop the Roon Server. Of course you will have to start it again when you wish to use Roon.
I leave my QNAP on 24/7 I don’t want to wait for it to start up all the time. It doesn’t use much power at all.
It doesn’t need sleep. It might even live longer unattended than shutting down and rebooting many times.
I leave mine on 24/7/365 also. I have always thought that the failure point was during power up so leaving it on all the time probably prevents failures. But the OP asked how to shut Roon down on his QNAP so I told him how to do it. To each his own.
Here is the deal. I hear my QNAP drives doing read write about 80% of the time even when I haven’t accessed the drives or used Roon or any other software residing on the drives in many hours. So I am concerned that the drives will wear out prematurely. Am I nuts to be concerned? QNAP tech support told me the reason my drives were running so much was Roon, they said even when I wasn’t using Roon it was accessing the drives.
If you have used NAS drives, they are specifically designed and manufactured for their intended use, which is to be on 100% of the time. They are actually able to have longer lifespans in a “home” environment, vs. a corporate environment, just due to the more limited use they get…unless you are a cryptocurrency miner, or have a back-end server for a Vegas bookie or something
I appreciate that you answered his direct question and as such, sought to expand the topic a little.
As for drive reliability, I took advice from a computer specialist who warned me about popular drives not to use as he had done research and court cases against some companies were pending in the USA. I forget details now.
As always, keep a back up or two for safety.
Roons is always running regular checks on metadata updates, checking for new music etc in your library so it’s always up to date. so it will be using the disks. Just stop the app to stop it doing anything. This however counteracts having an always on music server. My NAS is running 24/7 and the disks are pretty active. Having raid 5 on my 4 bay is the reason I don’t care. If a drive fails I replace it without loosing data and having to restore from a backup, i just you loose a little performance.l until I replace it. How long each disk lasts is really dependant on the quality and manufacturer. Avoid Seagate in my opinion. Always back up your data though as Raid is not a backup it’s just a convenient way to manage your Nas.
The Western Digital Red issue that blew up last month? Apparently the 2-6TB models use SMR, a technology not suitable for NAS use, despite the Reds being marketed as specialist NAS drives. WD was my go-to for many years before a recent switch to Seagate for 9 NAS drives. WD’s inadequate public response to the controversy has given me no regrets.