"Old snapshots/backups found" everytime I boot up my PC

Hello Garuda-Community,

everytime I log in to my computer a dunst message pops up telling me that there are old snapshots/backups that are using up disk space. But when I look into my snapshots using snapper-tools. There are only ten recent snapshots. Can someone tell me why it is telling me that there are multiple old snapshots? Or maybe where to find and how to delete those snapshots.

Thanks.

garuda-inxi:

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.10-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=80c35570-3880-4525-8362-2abc1487f137 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
    resume=UUID=5fd977fc-6436-4afc-b7a3-223140bfc97b loglevel=3
  Desktop: Qtile v: 0.21.0 wm: LG3D vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
    base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: FUJITSU model: D3348-B2 v: S26361-D3348-B2
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: FUJITSU // American Megatrends
    v: 5.0.0.11 R1.17.0 for D3348-B2x date: 02/13/2020
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell
    built: 2015-18 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4F (79)
    stepping: 1 microcode: 0xB000040
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
    L3: 20 MiB desc: 1x20 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1927 high: 2954 min/max: 1200/3000 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 1914 2: 2563 3: 1340
    4: 1632 5: 1577 6: 1658 7: 2761 8: 2954 9: 1782 10: 1317 11: 1330
    12: 1489 13: 2227 14: 2294 15: 2635 16: 1364 bogomips: 67045
  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 vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Tonga PRO [Radeon R9 285/380] vendor: PC Partner / Sapphire
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN 3 process: TSMC 28nm built: 2014-19
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: DVI-D-2,HDMI-A-1
    empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6939 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 compositor: Picom v: git-c4107
    driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 1055mm (41.54")
  Monitor-1: DVI-D-2 mapped: DVI-D-1 pos: primary,left model: AOC 2370
    serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 gamma: 1.2
    size: 509x286mm (20.04x11.26") diag: 584mm (23") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 pos: right model: BenQ GL2250H
    serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
    size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio vendor: Fujitsu Solutions
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 3-3:3 chip-ID: 12ba:0050
    bus-ID: 00:1b.0 class-ID: 0300 chip-ID: 8086:8d20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Tonga HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 285/380]
    vendor: PC Partner / Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aad8 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Licensed by Sony Entertainment America Wireless Stereo Headset
    type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.54 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: f020 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:153a class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel I210 Gigabit Network vendor: Fujitsu Solutions
    driver: igb v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000
    bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1533 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-4: Licensed by Sony Entertainment America Wireless Stereo Headset
    type: USB driver: hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 12ba:0060
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-5: Licensed by Sony Entertainment America Wireless Stereo Headset
    type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:3
    chip-ID: 12ba:0050 class-ID: 0300
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
    address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 894.25 GiB used: 279.32 GiB (31.2%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: TR150 size: 894.25 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 12.3 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 859.91 GiB size: 859.91 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 279.32 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 859.91 GiB size: 859.91 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 279.32 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 859.91 GiB size: 859.91 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 279.32 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 859.91 GiB size: 859.91 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 279.32 GiB (32.5%) 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: 31.21 GiB used: 2.2 MiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.34 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 53.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 577
Info:
  Processes: 407 Uptime: 45m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.21 GiB
  used: 3.42 GiB (11.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1756
  lib: 379 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.4-2):
  System install date:     2022-01-10
  Last full system update: 2022-07-23
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

Have you ran a BTRFS "Balance?"

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I think BTRFS Assistant is what you're looking for. There's a tab to remove old snapshots there. The warning comes from Garuda System Maintenance.

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The BTRFS-Assistant says that it's being run weekly.

Which tab?


There's a delete button there^

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That's the thing. This tab only contains 10 snapshots which are not even a week old. I get a message telling there are old snaphots eventhough there are none.

My interpretation is that you do have 10 snapshots that are a week-old which could be deleted. I don't see the code for the notification after a quick peek through Garuda Linux / Applications / BTRFS Assistant · GitLab. Could you please post what your Snapper retention settings are? Maybe @dalto could give a more accurate response as to what actually counts as 'old' and triggers the warning in the first place.

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That warning doesn't come free btrfs assistant. I am not sure what triggers it.

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It's coming from garuda-system-maintenance.

You can un-check the option.

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So it looks like from @Cannabis's link it is looking for snapshots 14 days old. Can you share the output of sudo btrfs sub list /

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Today is august 5th and I have snapshots from july 24th. So it could totally be that it warns me about those ones. @Cannabis Thank you this removes the message.

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