David Chanin
Jan 10, 2020 ⋅ 5 min read

Dirty Terraform hacks

David Chanin I'm a fullstack developer working at EF Hello in London. I’m the maintainer of Hanzi Writer, a JavaScript library for Chinese character stroke animations and quizzes, and I built Wordsheet.io.

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One Reply to "Dirty Terraform hacks"

  1. I have terraform that creates a storage account for storing the tfstate, which creates a chicken-and-egg problem. My solution, also a hack, is to create a local_file resource with the filename = “backend.tf” and contents set to a terraform backend block configured to match the storage account. The first time the terraform is applied, the storage account and backend.tf file are created. The second time it is applied, the state is migrated to the backend specified in the generated backend.tf.

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