Agent Run Out Of System Notify Watchers - Synology DS918+

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Good Afternoon everyone,

I am writing this post as I am experiencing the following problem at a client of mine with resilio sync installed on his NAS.

He was thinking of reinstalling the Resilio Sync program, but before doing so I would like to ask if there is any method to solve it.

Thank you very much for your help.





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He has more files to watch than his NAS system's current fs notify watcher limit, the number varies (the default value for Ubuntu is 8192). So unless he increases the limit, reinstalling Resilio Sync won't help.

If his NAS is a Linux system, try increasing the notify watcher limit by modifying /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches, or fs.inotify.max_user_watches in /etc/sysctl.conf.

See: Ubuntu Increase Inotify Watcher (File Watch Limit) - DEV Community

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Good Afternoon, eltopo,

Thank you very much for your reply, but I can't find that setting in the advanced menu of the NAS application.

Do any of these in the various screenshots mean anything to you?

Thank you very much and best regards


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It's not in Resilio Sync's options, it's Linux's system.

Does your clients' NAS offer shell access that you can type commands, or can you run user bash shell script from its GUI, for example, a cron script at boot time?

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