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If you click Reboot, you will receive the warning message shown in Figure 12.3a and your browser color will change to red to indicate that you have selected an option that will negatively impact users of the FreeNASĀ® system.

NOTE: if any volumes are encrypted, make sure that you have set the passphrase and have copies of the encryption key and the latest recovery key before performing a reboot. Without these, you will not be able to unlock the encrypted volume after the reboot.

Figure 12.3a: Reboot Warning Message


If a scrub or resilver is in progress when a reboot is requested, an additional warning will ask you to make sure that you wish to proceed. In this case, it is recommended to "Cancel" the reboot request and to periodically run zpool status from Shell until it is verified that the scrub or resilver process is complete. Once complete, the reboot request can be re-issued.

Click the Cancel button if you wish to cancel the reboot request. Otherwise, click the Reboot button to reboot the system. Rebooting the system will disconnect all clients, including the web administration GUI. The URL in your web browser will change to add /system/reboot/ to the end of the IP address. Wait a few minutes for the system to boot, then use your browser's back button to return to the FreeNASĀ® system's IP address. If all went well, you should receive the GUI login screen. If the login screen does not appear, you will need physical access to the FreeNASĀ® system's monitor and keyboard so that you can determine what problem is preventing the system from resuming normal operation.

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