Error after server restart: SSLCertificateFile: file 'path-to-file' does not exist or is empty



I had perfectly working vhosts working with letsencrypt ssl. Had to restart my ubuntu 16.04 and apache can not initiate

Configtest fails with - the message
"SSLCertificateFile: file ‘/etc/letsencrypt/live/’ does not exist or is empty"

I debugged with openssl command and found the fullchain.pem to be ok.

Owner:ownergroup is set to root for both archive and live folders. Folder permission mode is 755

Please tell me what to do to get my sites back.

SSL certificate does not exist or is empty: alternative root cause and solution

What version of Apache are you using? ( apachectl -v )

Does a config test show anything? ( apachectl -t )

What version of openssl ? ( openssl version )


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