Docker certbot rate limit

My domain is: yourluxuryroad.com

My web server is (include version): nginx 1.17

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ubuntu 18.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: digital ocean

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): certbot docker 1.0.0

I’m trying to setup my ubuntu server using dockets (nginx, myapp, mongo, certbot), I followed this guide for implement nginx and certbot on my server, i setted all correctly and my website was working. Today i deleted my server for a missclick and had to go through the setup process again, luckly i have a sort of backup on github with all the code and the docker-compose.yml file, so i went to the new server, ran the docker-compose command and hoped that all was going right. The certbot docker started and ran the command certonly --webroot --webroot-path=<path> --email <email> --agree-tos --no-eff-email --force-renewal -d <domain> -d www.<domain> but it raised the rate limit and i startd to search about it. Now i’m asking what i have to do? I saw on the rates limit page that the limit is 50 per week per domain, and on the google Certificate Transparency page i saw that i used 10 certificates ( that i have lost because i restarted the docker few times). I have only to wait few days becouse i actually hitted the rate limit or i have to do other things ?

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Hi @Linch1

you have created 5 certificates, Google lists Pre- and Leaf-certificates.

And that’s the limit. So you have to wait.

Your setup is wrong.

Your docker must use a permanent device to save accounts and certificates.

So you can re-use a certificate if you restart your docker.

If not -> you will hit the limit again.

So use the stage system to change your docker configuration.

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Ok thanks, i will implement it, Can i know in some way how much i have to wait? I saw that the certificates were generated the 15, i have to wait the 22?

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Your first certificate - 2019-12-13.

So you can create one certificate 2019-12-20, 7 days later.

It’s a sliding window.

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