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Configure a Remote Backend in Terraform

Hey there, Gurus! Welcome to the lab! This lab will demonstrate how to set up Terraform to use remote state. We will first set up our S3 bucket where we want to store our state file. We will then set up a locking table in DynamoDB, then we will create our remote backend configuration and deploy our resources. We will then end the lab by checking to make sure our state file was written to our S3 bucket successfully. Let's get started!

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 27, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Environment Setup

    1. Log in to your lab provided AWS Management Console.
    2. Create an S3 bucket called twinkiestatebucket<RANDOM_NUMBER>.
    3. Create a DynamoDB table called terraformstatelock with a partition key named LockID.
    4. In the terminal, once logged in to your instance, change to the Remote_State directory.
  2. Challenge

    Add Backend Configuration

    1. In the Remote_State directory, edit the file and add in your S3 bucket name, region, and DynamoDB table name.
    2. In the Remote_State directory, edit the file and add your Subnet ID.
    3. Initialize your working directory.
    4. Deploy your resources.
  3. Challenge

    Confirm Remote Backend Status

    1. Check your working directory for the state file.
    2. Check your S3 bucket for your state file.

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