Recreate certificate after VPS reinstall

Hi,

We are about testing VPS hosting AzuraCast (webradio streaming server) Docker type installation.
We already created the certificate with this procedure https://www.azuracast.com/developers/docker_sh.html#set-up-letsencrypt

As well we are in testing phase, we’ll have to reinstall VPS OS + AzuraCast.

As well as the domain name will be the same, is there a “let’s encrypt” certificate file or other, somewhere, to backup, or just I reinstall our VPS, install Azura, and recreate a certificate with the procedure like if it was never done ?

Thanks :slight_smile:
Couin

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My domain is: stream-eurodance90.fr
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04 Server.
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: OVH (VPS SSD1).
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):I have root access with Putty/SSH.
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):No.

Hi @Couin

that’s wrong.

Read

Hitting the rate limit -> you are blocked.

Save your certificate outside of your VPS, so you can re-use the certificate.

Hi Dear,

Thanks for answer.

We do not plan to reinstall each 2 days, just reinstall one time and that’s all. If I understand the Rate Limites article, the limit is 5 / week (?).

The problem is that I don’t know at all where the certificate is on the VPS :frowning:
I don’t know how to backupt the file :frowning:

Edit :
I found these files on the VPS :

Probably. You should make sure azuracast and docker know to use those files (or, you can use commands like docker cp https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/commandline/cp/)

Hi,

AzuraCast member answered me that it’s not necessary to backup certificate, just request new one after install with their command :

That’s

wrong, they will hit the limit.

Hi Juergen,
I’m sorry but the “Rate limits” page still confusing for me :frowning:
I still really don’t undestand which limit exactly will be hit :frowning:
Azura says no problem, you say wrong, I don’t know what I have exactly to do step by step and this blocking me for VPS reinstall :frowning:

There are limits, so it’s always wrong to create certificates again and again. Create one certificate, then use it 60 - 85 days, then create the next.

Hi,
Sorry buyt it still confusing for me :frowning: Limit of what exactly ?
I don’t wont create again and again , just I have only one reinstall of VPS to do, I can not wait for 2 / 3 monthes :frowning:
How can I re-use the certificate I actually have ? Restore files I listed below is enough ? Or There is something somewhere else to backup before reinstall VPS ?

Thanks :slight_smile:

The main limit concerning you is the limit on identical (same domain set) certificates: 5 certificates per week.

And tangentially you might be concerned about the limit on certificates per registered domain: 50 per week.

Maybe the limit on failed validations, too? That’s 5 per hour, though.

I really don’t know :frowning:
I don’t plan to reinstall VPS more than 5 times in a week .

the duck is lost in space :frowning:

So it’s fine, you can reinstall with a new certificate.

Thanks.

And in the case of I would backup and restaore the first certificate, do you know if there are some others files than theese I listed below ?
Thnaks :slight_smile:

Hi :slight_smile:
I tested with a another VPS and domain name that I already made a certificate.

1st test :
Backup files listed below.
Reinstall VPS + AzuraCast
Restored files
Failed.

2nd test :
Reinstall VPS + AzuraCast
Create a certificate like if it was the firt time I do.
Result OK .

I think it will be OK with the same steps on the radio VPS.

Thanks :slight_smile:

You should ask the azuracast community. I’d go with backups of /var/lib/docker, but that’s almost certainly an overkill.

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