Shutdown a LaCie Ethernet Disk mini (NAS) from a command line

The URL to shutdown the mini NAS, surprisingly, accepts both POST and GET. This is great for me, since I like to shut down my whole home theater at night. The URL looks like:
http://admin:yourpassword@ipaddress/cgi-bin/admin/reboot?action=shutdown
And you can use WGET or CURL on pretty much any platform to call it from a command line.

5 thoughts on “Shutdown a LaCie Ethernet Disk mini (NAS) from a command line

  1. Good question, because sometimes my Lacie mini hd just goes offline. Not very often but when it does I have to disconnect the power cable, and wait few seconds.
    Itunes seems to wake it up though.

  2. Alas, I haven’t found a way.
    To make things worse, if you cut the power (say on a timer) after a clean-shut down, when you restore power (say on a timer) it remains in the shut-down state. The best way I’ve found is to unmount everything (via script), reboot Twonky (to close any connections, also via script), give it a few seconds (via script) and cut power while its still running. When power is restored in this case, it will boot back up normally. I haven’t hit any data corruption with this approach, but there’s always the possibility…
    Jimmy, you might try just doing a remote reboot command when that happens (assuming its still “up” enough for you to connect over HTTP.) I think the command is just:
    http://admin:yourpassword@ipaddress/cgi-bin/admin/reboot?action=reboot

  3. I can play them on a different device while they’re sitting on the Lacie Mini Ethernet — obviously the NAS itself doesn’t play them, but its throughput is sufficient. However, I don’t have many devices capable of MKV. My AppleTV can’t handle it, and my XBox 360 won’t even try. I need a full computer to decode and play MKV, so I’ve resorted to re-packaging them as “AppleTV MP4” (that is, MP4s that contain a AC3 digital audio track in violation of the official spec.)

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