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How do I transfer a Let's Encrypt certificate from one droplet to another?

I’ve followed this guide to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate on the first droplet: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-16-04

I’d like to destroy that droplet and instead move the certificate to a new droplet elsewhere. Do I run certbot again on the new droplet? Or do I just copy over the certificate files? If the latter, then how do I configure auto-renewal?

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I want to do the same thing. I am trying to install let’s encrypt in the new droplet but I receive the following error :

Problem binding to port 80: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.

It is independent of what I write as domain name

Hi @Saga You can do what @mnordhoff recommends - it’s probably the easiest way. Otherwise you would have to manually copy files from /etc/letsencrypt to the new server. Just remember that you will get an email alerting you that the old certificate is expiring - you need to ignore those mails, since you are actually using a different certificate on a different server. I think you get two mails around day 80 of the old certificate.