Certbot certbot renew urn:acme:error:rateLimited :: There were too many requests

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/domain.conf

Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing…
Starting new HTTPS connection (1): acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org
Renewing an existing certificate
Attempting to renew cert from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/domain.conf produced an unexpected error: urn:acme:error:rateLimited :: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new authz :: too many currently pending authorizations. Skipping.

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/domain/fullchain.pem (failure)
1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

The certificate expires in 2 days time.

Please show:

Maybe there we can see why it actually failed to renew.
(Not just the error that it has failed so many times that it’s now blocked from making new renewal requests - which tells us nothing about the real problem.)

Note, you will still need to clear the pending authz’s. This isn’t super simple, and requires some log parsing to find the authz’s to clear.

See the numerous previous topics on this matter for a tool to assist in clearing these: Tool for clearing / invalidating pending authz

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