How to kill a running Cerbot

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My domain is: winclassy.com

I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --manual -d *.winclassy.com -d winclassy.com --agree-tos --no-bootstrap --manual-public-ip-logging-ok --preferred-challenges dns-01 --server https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory

It produced this output:
Another instance of Certbot is already running
My web server is (include version): Apache2

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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): not applicable

Hi @ken4ward

How to kill a running Cerbot

You shouldn’t do that.

Normally, Certbot runs two times every day. So wait, if you want to create additional certificates manual.

Are there other domains on the same machine?

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It could also be the lock file from a previous certbot run wasn’t cleaned properly. You should check if there really is a certbot “hanging” with ps.

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For example, you can run

ps aux | grep certbot
(BSD style)

or

ps -ef | grep certbot
(Unix style)

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