If you click Shutdown, you will receive the warning message shown in Figure 12.4a and your browser color will change to red to indicate that you have selected an option that will negatively impact users of the FreeNAS® system.
Figure 12.4a: Shutdown Warning Message
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 shutdown. Without these, you will not be able to unlock the encrypted volume when the system is restarted.
Click the Cancel button if you wish to cancel the shutdown request. Otherwise, click the Shutdown button to halt the system. Shutting down the system will disconnect all clients, including the web administration GUI, and will power off the FreeNAS® system. You will need physical access to the FreeNAS® system in order to turn it back on.