Power off: pull the plug or safe system shutdown ?

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  • 27. April 2016 at 17:41 #19985

    Hi All

    How do you power down your Pi; pull the plug, shutdown via the http GUI or another way ?

    What are the pros and cons of each ?



    28. April 2016 at 11:22 #19988

    I have a lead with a on off switch but never had any problems just turning off from the mains or just unplugging from the Pi

    28. April 2016 at 16:22 #19990

    Yeah, I just switch the psu off at the wall too. So far no issue, was just wondering if I was going to break the instal eventually…

    11. Mai 2016 at 15:26 #20084

    Hi guys,
    We recommend using the shutdown button before removing the power supply. While this usually does not have a great effect on the system, the removal of the power supply while the system is running tasks in the background can lead to future errors.

    19. September 2016 at 15:03 #23098

    I have RPi with M2P working as a server/player and an old SB Touch on the network in another room. I am controlling both with iPeng.

    I am thinking about adding another RPi/M2P player only in my workshop, but I only use the workshop about 1 day per week. It seems like a waste of energy to keep the RPi running all the time in the workshop. Is there a way to safely shutdown the workshop RPi without having to turn on the computer and turn it off from the network webpage? I was wondering if a momentary switch on one of the GPIO of the RPi could be used to trigger the safe shutdown command?


    19. September 2016 at 20:10 #23106

    Hi Jac,

    You can make a bookmark of this URL to shut down safely from any browser within your network:


    Alternatively, if your Pi always has the same IP address you can use


    Best regards,

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