Failed to synchronize all databases (unable to lock database)

I can not install any app from Add/Remove store or even not to update my system as well.

Terminal returns me following output.

λ sudo pacman -Syu
[sudo] password for tayef:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
error: failed to synchronize all databases (unable to lock database)

[email protected] in ~ as 🧙 took 5s

Here is my inxi -Faz output

[email protected] in ~ took 7ms
[🔍] × inxi -Faz
System:
Kernel: 5.15.14-hardened1-1-hardened x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 11.1.0 parameters: pti=on page_alloc.shuffle=1
BOOT_IMAGE=/@/.snapshots/2/snapshot/boot/vmlinuz-linux-hardened
root=UUID=2a012d3c-460c-4dd7-94f8-fbaf538a9618 quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
rootflags=defaults,noatime,autodefrag,compress=zstd,discard=async,ssd,[email protected]/.snapshots/2/snapshot
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B365M GAMING HD v: x.x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F1
date: 05/30/2019
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
desc: 1x9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3977 high: 4001 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3889 2: 3998 3: 4000
4: 4000 5: 3978 6: 4001 bogomips: 34814
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 476x268mm (18.7x10.6") diag: 546mm (21.5")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.14-hardened1-1-hardened running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: USB driver: ath9k_htc
bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 0cf3:9271 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
IF: wlp0s20f0u3 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-9:6 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 27.88 GiB (2.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TEUTONS model: PLATIUM SSD 240GB
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0817 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10 SPZX-24Z10T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 27.88 GiB (12.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 27.88 GiB (12.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 27.88 GiB (12.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 27.88 GiB (12.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.58 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 16.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 49.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 758
Info:
Processes: 259 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.58 GiB
used: 1.76 GiB (11.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 2048 lib: 374 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

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Use search function, please.

Careful, you're booting off a snapshot.
I think you have to first restore using the snapper GUI (or timeshift, depending on what you have), reboot and then update your system.

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fixpacman time!

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Was this solved in the end? And how?
I'm asking only because I see a new post here so this is hopefully solved.
If so, please always remember to mark a post as solution for future readers.

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