Unable to delete timeshift snapshot

Trying to delete a timeshift snapshot and getting the following output

malachi@puslar-work ~ $ sudo timeshift --delete --snapshot '2022-11-07_07-57-20'
Mounted '/dev/dm-0 (nvme0n1p2)' at '/run/timeshift/36397/backup'
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Removing snapshot: 2022-11-07_07-57-20
Deleting subvolume: @ (Id:4816)
E: ERROR: Could not destroy subvolume/snapshot: Directory not empty

E: Failed to delete snapshot subvolume: '/run/timeshift/36397/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2022-11-07_07-57-20/@'
E: Failed to remove snapshot: 2022-11-07_07-57-20
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I’ve seen other posts explaining removing the subvolumes manually but not having any luck with that either.

sudo btrfs subvolume delete /run/timeshift/36397/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2022-11-07_07-57-20/@

But getting ERROR: Could not statfs: No such file or directory

Just delete with a regular sudo rm

sudo rm -r /run/timeshift/36397/backup/timeshift-btrfs/snapshots/2022-11-07_07-57-20

The snapshot you’re trying to delete is probably missing some data (the @ dir) and btrfs subvolume delete doesn’t work in this situation.

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Thanks :slight_smile: What’s interesting is when I try rm that directory it says there is no such file or directory.

I’m guessing I need to mount something first :confused:

Update

Okays = I ran the timeshift --delete command and it mounted it and I could remove.

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