Cant fix my ssl

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My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot certonly --nginx -d

It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates (5) already issued for this exact set of domains in the last 1 68 hours:, retry after 2022-09-30T03:19:57Z: see https://le
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My web server is (include version): nginx 1.18.0

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 20.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: NodeClusters

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): yes

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): 0.40.0

I am trying to remove ALL of my certificates, I ahve reset my vps, doesnt work. I need to finish this project asap!! Thanks in advance, Chaptum

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Hello @Chaptum, welcome to the Let's Encrypt community. :slightly_smiling_face:

Is very old, I suggest updating it.

Testing and debugging are best done using the Staging Environment as the Rate Limits are much higher. Rate Limits are per week (rolling).

And to assist with debugging there is a great place to start is Let's Debug.

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Why? You've created five certs for your domain, all of them today. Use one of them. If you've already destroyed those certs (and more importantly, the corresponding public private keys), you've been wasting Let's Encrypt's resources, and you'll need to wait a week to be able to create another cert for that FQDN. Deleting your certs doesn't restore the resources you've wasted in creating these certs.


The command you've shown does not show a removal of any certificate, but attempt for issuance of a certificate, which is clearly the opposite? So I don't understand which goal you're attempting to achieve here: removing or getting a cert?

Well, "as soon as possible" is one week from Sep 28 02:57:24 2022 GMT I guess for this exact list of hostname(s) :roll_eyes:

I hope you got a backup of those removed certificates :slight_smile:


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