Error "archive directory exists for"

My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot certonly --standalone --preferred-chain "ISRG Root X1"

It produced this output:

[root@mail ~]# certbot certonly --standalone --preferred-chain "ISRG Root X1"
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Plugins selected: Authenticator standalone, Installer None
Starting new HTTPS connection (1):
Please enter in your domain name(s) (comma and/or space separated) (Enter 'c'
to cancel):
Attempting to parse the version 1.26.0 renewal configuration file found at /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ with version 1.11.0 of Certbot. This might not work.
Requesting a certificate for and 3 more domains
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for
Waiting for verification...
Cleaning up challenges
archive directory exists for

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): cent os 7 (zimbra)

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

The version of my client is : certbot 1.11.0

For the first time I am faced with updating certificates on the server, I ask for help to figure out what the problem is. Thank you

Hi @vottak, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

The "-0001" means something has not gone as planned.
Please show:
certbot certificates

And list all the names you are requesting on that cert request command.


Please show:
ls -l /etc/letsencrypt/live/


ls -l /etc/letsencrypt/live/
ls: cannot access /etc/letsencrypt/live/ No such file or directory

I only have a directory

Do you have a backup of the /etc/letsencrypt/ folder that you can restore?