Hit Let's Encrypt limit

I’ve been trying different things and didn’t realise that each attempt to build the docker container was using up new certificates from Let’s Encrypt, and have now hit my limit. I have some (somewhere) from an earlier install of nginx that work, can I copy them across somewhere ? They are for the same domain, and I expect should work? Any instructions most welcome. Thx, J


They basically say that you’ll have to wait, there is no override of these limits.

But yes, you totally can use another setup, just copy the /etc/letsencrypt/ folder to the new server and as they are for the same domain, they will work. If they are too old, you should renew them with “certbot renew” - although if you have also hit the renewals limit, you’ll get blocked there too.

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Thanks Yasen, I presume you mean to copy the /etc/letsencrypt/ folder to the config directory of the new container setup? All sounds good, but I have no idea where to put it in there, any suggestions?
Thx a bunch, J

You can route 53 and set up subdomain for each attempt.


It won’t work since the old certificates will be removed from letsencrypt servers, you need to wait before rebuilding it.

I have installed Jitsi server using my domain http://linuxbuz.com on Ubuntu 20.04. During the Let’s Encrypt installation, i am getting the following error:

Error while running apache2ctl configtest. Action ‘configtest’ failed. The Apache error log may have more information.

Thanks in advance