Too many certificates already issued for each set of domains

good afternoon. I deleted the directory with the certificates.And now when i create a certificate gives an error “An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for each set of domains: 140300.com: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
. What to do? Thanks

FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert1.pem’

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/certbot”, line 11, in
load_entry_point(‘certbot==0.31.0’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘certbot’)()
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/main.py”, line 1365, in main
return config.func(config, plugins)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/main.py”, line 988, in update_symlinks
cert_manager.update_live_symlinks(config)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/cert_manager.py”, line 40, in update_live_symlinks
storage.RenewableCert(renewal_file, config, update_symlinks=True)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/storage.py”, line 462, in init
self._update_symlinks()
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/storage.py”, line 532, in _update_symlinks
previous_link = get_link_target(link)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/storage.py”, line 215, in get_link_target
“Expected {0} to be a symlink”.format(link))
certbot.errors.CertStorageError: Expected /etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert1.pem to be a symlink
2019-08-12 01:00:09,852:DEBUG:certbot.main:certbot version: 0.31.0
2019-08-12 01:00:09,854:DEBUG:certbot.main:Arguments:
2019-08-12 01:00:09,855:DEBUG:certbot.main:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryPoint#nginx,PluginEntryPoint#null,PluginEntryPoint#standalone,PluginEntryPoint#webroot)
2019-08-12 01:00:09,870:DEBUG:certbot.log:Root logging level set at 20
2019-08-12 01:00:09,871:INFO:certbot.log:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2019-08-12 01:00:09,874:WARNING:certbot.cert_manager:Renewal configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/140300.com.conf produced an unexpected error: expected /etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert1.pem to be a symlink. Skipping.
2019-08-12 01:00:09,875:DEBUG:certbot.cert_manager:Traceback was:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/cert_manager.py”, line 79, in certificates
renewal_candidate = storage.RenewableCert(renewal_file, config)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/storage.py”, line 463, in init
self._check_symlinks()
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/storage.py”, line 522, in _check_symlinks
“expected {0} to be a symlink”.format(link))
certbot.errors.CertStorageError: expected /etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert1.pem to be a symlink

Hi @switch

please read the link.

You have created too much certificates - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=140300.com#ct-logs

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-08-05 2019-11-03 140300.com - 1 entries duplicate nr. 5 next Letsencrypt certificate: 2019-08-12 20:11:58
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-08-05 2019-11-03 140300.com - 1 entries duplicate nr. 4
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-08-05 2019-11-03 140300.com - 1 entries duplicate nr. 3
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-08-05 2019-11-03 140300.com - 1 entries duplicate nr. 2
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-08-05 2019-11-03 140300.com - 1 entries duplicate nr. 1

Five identical certificates.

Why did you delete that folder?

Now you have to wait - next Letsencrypt certificate: 2019-08-12 20:11:58.

PS: Never delete active certificates, if the private key isn’t stolen. That’s always wrong.

That isn’t a file normally used by Certbot. /etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert.pem is; /etc/letsencrypt/archive/140300.com/cert1.pem is; /etc/letsencrypt/live/140300.com/cert1.pem is not.

How much has been deleted or modified?

Can you post the output of “sudo ls -alR /etc/letsencrypt/”?

[quote=“mnordhoff, post:3, topic:99659”]
/etc/letsencrypt/live/14
[/quot/etc/letsencrypt/live/mail.140300.com-0001:
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 7 Aug 6 00:19 .
drwx------ 6 root root 8 Aug 12 00:45 …
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 Jul 8 02:12 cert.pem -> …/…/archive/mail.140300.com-0001/cert2.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Jul 8 02:12 chain.pem -> …/…/archive/mail.140300.com-0001/chain2.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 49 Jul 8 02:12 fullchain.pem -> …/…/archive/mail.140300.com-0001/fullchain2.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 47 Jul 8 02:12 privkey.pem -> …/…/archive/mail.140300.com-0001/privkey2.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 682 May 8 22:42 README

/etc/letsencrypt/live/plitka.140300.com:
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 7 Jul 5 23:09 .
drwx------ 6 root root 8 Aug 12 00:45 …
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 Jul 5 23:09 cert.pem -> …/…/archive/plitka.140300.com/cert4.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Jul 5 23:09 chain.pem -> …/…/archive/plitka.140300.com/chain4.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 Jul 5 23:09 fullchain.pem -> …/…/archive/plitka.140300.com/fullchain4.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 Jul 5 23:09 privkey.pem -> …/…/archive/plitka.140300.com/privkey4.pem
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 543 May 4 2018 README

/etc/letsencrypt/live/shoes.140300.com:
total 9
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Aug 7 01:28 .
drwx------ 6 root root 8 Aug 12 00:45 …

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal:
total 23
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 5 Aug 12 00:37 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 15 Aug 12 01:00 …
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 455 Aug 12 00:37 140300.com.conf
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 475 May 7 23:16 mail.140300.com.conf
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 486 Jul 5 23:09 plitka.140300.com.conf

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks:
total 11
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 5 Apr 25 2018 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 15 Aug 12 01:00 …
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 deploy
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 post
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 pre

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks/deploy:
total 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 5 Apr 25 2018 …

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks/post:
total 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 5 Apr 25 2018 …

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks/pre:
total 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2 Apr 25 2018 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 5 Apr 25 2018 …
]

I’ve been waiting over 24 hours and there’s been a mistake.the directory was deleted accidentally.

Do you still have your private key?
Your all ready created certificate is public and can be downloaded: https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/queries/q_get_certificatefile/certfile-certspotter-1056698894.pem?certspotter_id=1056698894

Was there anything before /etc/letsencrypt/live/mail.140300.com-0001?