[SOLVED] Snap.certbot.renew.service failed

For some reason certbot isn’t running this morning on my server. Any tips?

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My domain is: thepowerpowerhousemethod.org

I ran this command: sudo snap start certbot

It produced this output:

  • start of [certbot.renew] (# systemctl start snap.certbot.renew.service
    Job for snap.certbot.renew.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status snap.certbot.renew.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.
    )
  • start of [certbot.renew] (exit status 1)
    [orca@orcacomputers ~]$ systemctl status snap.certbot.renew.service
    ● snap.certbot.renew.service - Service for snap application certbot.renew
    Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/snap.certbot.renew.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2020-09-17 09:13:01 PDT; 35s ago
    Process: 16310 ExecStart=/usr/bin/snap run --timer=“00:00~24:00/2” certbot.renew (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Main PID: 16310 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Sep 17 09:13:00 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Challenge failed for domain macdougall.ninja
Sep 17 09:13:00 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Attempting to renew cert (hopetonmedia.com) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/hopetonmedia.com.conf produced an unexpected error: Some cha… Skipping.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/freeonlinemoney.net/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/hopetonmedia.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: 2 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Failed to start Service for snap application certbot.renew.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service entered failed state.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service failed.
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[orca@orcacomputers ~] journal -xe bash: journal: command not found... [orca@orcacomputers ~] journalctl -xe | egrep certbot
Sep 17 08:59:12 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[14587]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap start certbot
Sep 17 08:59:12 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Starting Service for snap application certbot.renew…
– Subject: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has begun start-up
– Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has begun starting up.
Sep 17 09:00:13 orcacomputers.orcainbox snapd[2099]: taskrunner.go:271: [change 33 “start of [certbot.renew]” task] failed: exceeded maximum runtime of 1m1s
Sep 17 09:00:19 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[14828]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap start certbot
Sep 17 09:01:20 orcacomputers.orcainbox snapd[2099]: taskrunner.go:271: [change 34 “start of [certbot.renew]” task] failed: exceeded maximum runtime of 1m1s
Sep 17 09:03:06 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[15303]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap status certbot
Sep 17 09:03:25 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[15340]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap certificates certbot
Sep 17 09:05:03 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[15557]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap start certbot
Sep 17 09:05:27 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: Challenge failed for domain freeonlinemoney.net
Sep 17 09:05:27 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: Challenge failed for domain www.freeonlinemoney.net
Sep 17 09:05:27 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: Attempting to renew cert (freeonlinemoney.net) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/freeonlinemoney.net.conf produced an unexpected error: Some challenges have failed… Skipping.
Sep 17 09:05:37 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: Challenge failed for domain macdougall.ninja
Sep 17 09:05:38 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: Attempting to renew cert (hopetonmedia.com) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/hopetonmedia.com.conf produced an unexpected error: Some challenges have failed… Skipping.
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/freeonlinemoney.net/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/hopetonmedia.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[14603]: 2 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Failed to start Service for snap application certbot.renew.
– Subject: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has failed
– Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has failed.
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service entered failed state.
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service failed.
Sep 17 09:05:39 orcacomputers.orcainbox snapd[2099]: taskrunner.go:271: [change 35 “start of [certbot.renew]” task] failed: exit status 1
Sep 17 09:12:25 orcacomputers.orcainbox sudo[16293]: orca : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/orca ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/snap start certbot
Sep 17 09:12:25 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Starting Service for snap application certbot.renew…
– Subject: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has begun start-up
– Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has begun starting up.
Sep 17 09:12:49 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Challenge failed for domain freeonlinemoney.net
Sep 17 09:12:49 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Challenge failed for domain www.freeonlinemoney.net
Sep 17 09:12:50 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Attempting to renew cert (freeonlinemoney.net) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/freeonlinemoney.net.conf produced an unexpected error: Some challenges have failed… Skipping.
Sep 17 09:13:00 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Challenge failed for domain macdougall.ninja
Sep 17 09:13:00 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: Attempting to renew cert (hopetonmedia.com) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/hopetonmedia.com.conf produced an unexpected error: Some challenges have failed… Skipping.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/freeonlinemoney.net/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: /etc/letsencrypt/live/hopetonmedia.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox certbot.renew[16310]: 2 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Failed to start Service for snap application certbot.renew.
– Subject: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has failed
– Unit snap.certbot.renew.service has failed.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: Unit snap.certbot.renew.service entered failed state.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox systemd[1]: snap.certbot.renew.service failed.
Sep 17 09:13:01 orcacomputers.orcainbox snapd[2099]: taskrunner.go:271: [change 36 “start of [certbot.renew]” task] failed: exit status 1

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.6

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS7

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Godaddy

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): certbot 1.8.0

For some reason certbot isn’t running this morning on my server. Any tips?

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I’m gonna have to ask about this one.

@bmw, @_az

I know we’ve had a discussion recently about posting to GitHub, but I’m honestly not sure how to triage this one. Any thoughts?

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The command sudo snap start certbot starts the systemd service used for renewal. If you run the command sudo /snap/bin/certbot renew, I suspect you’ll have the same issue which is the much more common problem of failing domain validation challenges, but the output will be much easier to read.

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/snap/bin/certbot renew showed me a few error httpd was having. I was able to solve is thanks to you =)

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