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    JohnH1
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    Dropbox Installation Exceeded max_user_watches and permission denied on key change

    Have a dropbox installation running on my VPS for a year or two now and its been working just fine.  However, it has reached a size where I have started encountering the rollowing error:

     

    Unable to monitor entire Dropbox folder hierarchy. Please run "echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p" and restart Dropbox to fix the problem.

     

    when I execute this command I get:

    error: permission denied on key 'net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables'

    error: permission denied on key 'net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables'

    error: permission denied on key 'net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-arptables'

    error: permission denied on key 'fs.inotify.max_user_watches'

     

    tried editing to change the parameter manually:

    sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf

     

    but then when I run "sudo sysctl -p" after the manual change I still get the same permission denied error