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First impressions of CloudFormation’s IaC generator and CDK migrate

CloudFormation recently announced the IaC generator [1]. It lets you: Scan your AWS account and catalogue manually recreated resources. Select manually created resources and capture them in a generated CloudFormation template. Concurrently, CDK announced [2] a new cdk migrate command. Which lets you generate a CDK application from CloudFormation. On paper, these sound amazing! It …

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Help! How do I set DeletionPolicy to Retain for production only?

It’s a good practice to use CloudFormation’s DeletionPolicy to protect stateful resources such as DynamoDB tables or RDS databases from accidental deletions. Such as when someone accidentally deletes a CloudFormation stack! As I discussed previously [1], this is a much better way to guard against these accidental data losses than separating stateful and stateless resources …

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