I hit rate limits ...When can I try again?

Hi
After a reinstall my cloud nextcloud home server I am in a situation that I got limits rate msg.
When Can I try again?

This is the msg I got
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains: polmourgos.dyndns.org: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

Thank you.

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This page will tell you.

this is the “Duplicate Certificate limit of 5 per week.”

You should try to use one of the certificates you have generated already.

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Thank you for the replay.Is there a “how to” so I can read it and do it as I dont know how to do it?
Thanks again.

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When you reinstalled the server, did you wiped the whole disk (generally it should, just confirming)
Try to run sudo certbot certificates(if you are using certbot) to list certificates you have. If there’s no certificate available, then you’ll need to issue a certificate that contains another hostname to bypass that limit (of course you can also wait out the rate limit, but that’s … purely waiting)

For future reference, before you reinstall the server, you can backup the whole /etc/letsencrypt\ folder (assuming you are using certbot) so you still have those certificates handy even if you hit a limit like this.

Thank you

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@polmourgos, please fill out this questionnaire:

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):

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Thank you for the replay.
Yes i wiped my disk so I had not taken any backup. Nexttime I will keep the letsencypt directory Didn’t know. Now I know.Is there any method to see when my expulsion will end? Soon or later will be any way.

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From https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

If you’ve hit a rate limit, we don’t have a way to temporarily reset it. You’ll need to wait until the rate limit expires after a week. We use a sliding window, so if you issued 25 certificates on Monday and 25 more certificates on Friday, you’ll be able to issue again starting Monday. You can get a list of certificates issued for your registered domain by searching on crt.sh, which uses the public Certificate Transparency logs.

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