When new certs are created certbot creates new ones named nnn1, nnn2, etc. Is it safe to delete the old ones from the folder?
Please see How do I remove a certificate - #2 by rg305
I don't think they are asking how to delete the whole cert
I think they are just asking about the older ones in /archive/ folder once replacements are made. That is, the ones the /live/ symlinks used to point to but no longer do
In the upcoming Certbot 2.x.x release, Certbot will remove old certs by itself.
In normal operations, yes [where you expect never to have need of retrieve information encrypted with any of those expired certs].
Is it easy? Not exactly. [depends on your O/S and typing skills]
But as @Osiris mentioned, this is something they have already thought about and included in the 2.x version [not exactly sure from which one up].
Just checked, it was added to
master just recently, so it'll be in the upcoming release, which will be 2.3.0.
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