QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Firmware Update

Important:

If the SQL server is enabled during the firmware update in QTS 5.0 or later versions, the system will automatically download the MariaDB 5 app and migrate the SQL server data to MariaDB.

For details, see Configuring the MariaDB Database.

QNAP recommends keeping your NAS firmware up to date. This ensures that your NAS benefits from new software features, security updates, enhancements, and bug fixes. By default, QTS automatically checks for firmware updates on a daily basis.

You can update the NAS firmware using one of the following methods:

Update Method

Description

Using Check for update.

The latest firmware update can be downloaded and installed immediately or postponed to a later date.

For details, see Checking for Updates.

Using automatic updates

You can configure QTS to periodically download and install the latest firmware updates.

For details, see Updating the Firmware Automatically.

Using Manual Installation

You can check for firmware updates on the QNAP website, download updates to a computer, and manually install updates onto your device.

For details, see Updating the Firmware Manually.

Using Qfinder Pro

If your device is connected to the local area network, you can use Qfinder Pro to check and install the latest firmware updates.

For details, see Updating the Firmware Using Qfinder Pro.

The following types of firmware updates are available:

Update Type

Description

Quality updates

Quality updates include new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates. These updates are thoroughly tested to ensure firmware quality and provide maximum system stability.

Security updates

Security updates include bug fixes and enhancements related to system security. These updates fix critical security vulnerabilities that require immediate attention.

Feature updates

Feature updates include new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates. These updates provide access to the latest features.

Beta updates

These updates provide access to the latest features that have not been officially released. Given that beta features are still under testing, these updates may not be as stable as official releases.