Too many certificates already issued for exact set of domain

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My domain is: smestaj,me

I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --standalone --preferred-challenges http -d smestaj.me --pre-hook “service apache2 stop” --post-hook “service apache2 start”

It produced this output: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains: smestaj.me:

My web server is (include version): Apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian 8

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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):

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

Hi I run into this problem today, and when I checked https://crt.sh/?q=smestaj.me I saw that certificate is issued every day, some times twice per day. But I didn’t run any command to do that. Also, I checked my cron jobs and there is nothing related to this. So what could happened to get this list. What can I do to generate new certificates, because yesterday certificates that is connected to the domain is expire. And now I’m not able to generate new one or to renew it

You obviously have a lot of certificates laying around somewhere. Use one of those.

As for why you’re issuing so much certificates: please check if a systemd timer exists or strange options in /etc/letsencrypt/cli.ini such as force_renewal = True or something like that.

Can you maybe give me some hints where I could search for those certificates

Maybe run sudo certbot certificates on this same machine?

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