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Migrate Terraform State to Terraform Cloud for Azure

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to import Azure resources into Terraform state, view objects in Terraform state, and migrate your state to Terraform Cloud. **Note:** To complete this lab, you will need your own free Terraform Cloud account. You can sign up for a free account at [Terraform Cloud](

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 24, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Import Existing Resources into Terraform State

    1. Open the existing Terraform configuration file in C:\MigrateState.
    2. Initialize the working directory.
    3. Log in to Azure using the Azure CLI.
    4. Import the exsting resource group into your local state.
  2. Challenge

    Inspect the Local State File

    Verify the resource group has been imported into the state file using the Terraform CLI.

  3. Challenge

    Configure a Terraform Cloud Workspace

    1. Create a Terraform Cloud Workspace.
    2. Update the file with the cloud configuration block.
  4. Challenge

    Migrate State to Terraform Cloud

    Initialize the working directory and migrate the state file to Terraform Cloud.

  5. Challenge

    Delete the Local State File

    Delete the local state file and the state file backup.

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