Timeshift problem - can't delete snapshots

Timeshift problem - can't delete snapshots

So some time ago I hade some boot problems , I solved them but I think I created some files that should not have touched and now I have this message on updates:

Removing snapshot: 2021-04-23_18-00-02
E: Failed to delete directory: /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-04-23_18-00-02
E: rm: cannot remove '/run/timeshift/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-04-23_18-00-02/@/etc/resolv.conf': Operation not permitted

E: Failed to remove snapshot: 2021-04-23_18-00-02

This is repeated multiples times for varius snapshots and it is always the same file, resolv.conf.

How can I fix this?

Thx for the help and thanks for the Garuda team for making this amazing distro. :heart:

System Info
System:    Kernel: 5.12.13-zen1-2-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=a019a97b-523d-419c-bc13-9ba65f07bdd9 rw 
           [email protected] loglevel=3 quiet 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15s-eq1xxx v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 8707 v: 37.18 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.22 date: 07/03/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.0 Wh (85.1%) condition: 38.8/38.8 Wh (100.0%) volts: 11.9 min: 11.3 
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging cycles: 349 
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) 
           model-id: 60 (96) stepping: 1 microcode: 8600104 cache: L2: 4 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31939 
           Speed: 1397 MHz min/max: 1400/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1397 2: 1397 3: 1397 4: 1397 5: 1397 
           6: 1397 7: 1397 8: 1397 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           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 AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Renoir vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Luxvisions Innotech Limited HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:2 
           chip-ID: 30c9:0013 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 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: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5") 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.40.0 5.12.13-zen1-2-zen LLVM 12.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1 
           chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel alternate: snd_pci_acp3x bus-ID: 03:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 03:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.13-zen1-2-zen running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.18 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.31 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8822ce 
           v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce port: f000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c822 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b00c class-ID: e001 
           serial: <filter> 
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no 
           address: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 287.02 GiB (60.2%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G-1006 size: 476.94 GiB 
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: HPS2 
           scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 290.86 GiB size: 290.86 GiB (100.00%) used: 286.98 GiB (98.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           maj-min: 259:2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 39.1 MiB (13.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
           maj-min: 259:1 
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 290.86 GiB size: 290.86 GiB (100.00%) used: 286.98 GiB (98.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           maj-min: 259:2 
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 290.86 GiB size: 290.86 GiB (100.00%) used: 286.98 GiB (98.7%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 290.86 GiB size: 290.86 GiB (100.00%) used: 286.98 GiB (98.7%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 201.7 MiB (14.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 196 MiB (13.8%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 199 MiB (14.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 195.5 MiB (13.7%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3 
           ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 200.7 MiB (14.1%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4 
           ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 196.5 MiB (13.8%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5 
           ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 200.2 MiB (14.1%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6 
           ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 1.39 GiB used: 196.4 MiB (13.8%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.5 C mobo: 53.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 54.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 316 Uptime: 13m wakeups: 1231 Memory: 11.12 GiB used: 4.32 GiB (38.9%) Init: systemd v: 248 
           tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0 Packages: pacman: 2158 lib: 544 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 
           running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04 

You need root privileges. How did you try removing the snapshot?


it is done automatically with the pacman hook so i suppose that it already has root privileges

Ahem, ahem. Don't you normally run pacman with root privileges? :eyes:

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If you've solved your boot problems and can now boot again into garuda, are you not able to remove older snapshots using the timeshift gui?


If nothing else works, you could try with the manual deletions here, but be very careful..


its not working as it should

error message
Removing snapshot: 2021-07-03_09-23-57
Deleting subvolume: @ (Id:944)
E: ERROR: Could not destroy subvolume/snapshot: Directory not empty

E: Failed to delete snapshot subvolume: '/run/timeshift/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2021-07-03_09-23-57/@'
E: Failed to remove snapshot: 2021-07-03_09-23-57

thx, this did the job

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