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Debian client unable to sync after reboot

Debian client unable to sync after reboot

jojooh
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

 

I have exactly same problem as this one : https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-installs-integrations/Linux-client-unable-to-sync-after-rebo...

 

But I use a debian 10 system.

 

I initially thought it was because my dropbox was install also on a windows system, and the difference between file system (ext4 and ntfs) may cause dropbox not being able to sync.

 

I have uninstalled windows dropbox and have reassociated the debian's one so it has downloaded a fresh version of my files. This part was ok. But after I had to suspend sync on restart it in order for dropbox to detect change (new file for example).

 

And after a reboot, the sync icon was ever pending without doing nothing. I have no idea to investigate.

 

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Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

jojooh
Helpful | Level 5

I solve the problem reinstalling from : https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx (not using the ubuntu which was a mistake)

 

and do the suggested :

 

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p

 

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Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @jojooh, thanks for joining the Community!

 

Just to clarify, did you perform an advanced re-installation of the Dropbox desktop application to see if this helps on your device?

 

This will help me to assist further!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

jojooh
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Hi Jay,

 

Do you mean 

 

dpkg -P dropbox

and re-install?

Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

jojooh
Helpful | Level 5

still same. The fresh install download all my files on my computer and the icon is ok after finishing.

 

But it doesn't detect any change on my directory (new file, ...)

 

And after a reboot, the icon stay neverless on the sync state (but doing nothing I can see)

Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

jojooh
Helpful | Level 5

I solve the problem reinstalling from : https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx (not using the ubuntu which was a mistake)

 

and do the suggested :

 

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p

 

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Re: Debian client unable to sync after reboot

Jay
Dropboxer

Glad to hear you were able to resolve the issue, @jojooh. If you need any further assistance, please let me know.

 

Enjoy your weekend!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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