Update of timeshift fails for BTRFS root

For a few days now, my “yay -Syu” ends with the following messages:

Fehler: Der Vorgang konnte nicht durchgeführt werden (In Konflikt stehende Dateien)
timeshift: /etc/systemd/system/grub-btrfs.path existiert im Dateisystem
Fehler sind aufgetreten, keine Pakete wurden aktualisiert.


Error: The process could not be executed (conflicting files)
timeshift: /etc/systemd/system/grub-btrfs.path exists in file system
Errors occured, no packages updated

Did I miss some after update work with the mentioned file? Do I need to rename the file, do some diffing here?

Please check @jonathon’s FAQ here:


Thanks for the link, pebcak. After studying the link I moved the file to a new name, as no package claimed it. Although it looks like a valid configuration file, the new timeshift installed the same file with more configuration. The problem looks solved.

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After some time, if everything is alright you could just delete that old file.

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