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Uninstalling Provose

This page describes how to delete a Provose (a Terraform module) and the underlying Terraform resources it creates.

Table of contents

  1. Deleting a Provose module with terraform destroy
  2. Deleting databases
  3. Deleting S3 buckets

Deleting a Provose module with terraform destroy

Provose is implemented as a HashiCorp Terraform module. Most Terraform resources can be deleted by removing them from the source code, but Terraform treats modules as special. Removing them from a file or deleting the entire file will cause an error.

Instead, use Terraform’s selective delete feature to remove modules, including Provose. For a module named myproject that looks like:

module "myproject" {
    // contents go here

run terraform destroy -target module.myproject to destroy all resources in the project.

Deleting databases

If you have deployed a MySQL or PostgreSQL database, you may have to disable deletion protection in order for Terraform to succeed in deleting the database. This can be done in the AWS console or it can be done by adding deletion_protection = false in the Provose configuration. The below example shows how to disable deletion protection on a MySQL database.

module "myproject" {

  // ...omitted configuration here...

  mysql_clusters = {
    db1 = {
      engine_version = "5.7.mysql_aurora.2.08.0"
      database_name  = "exampledb"
      password       = "some long password"
      instances = {
        instance_type  = "db.r5.large"
        instance_count = 1
      // Add this line to allow the database to be deleted.
      // If this line is omitted, deletion protection is enabled
      // and the instance cannot be deleted from Provose or
      // the AWS console.
      deletion_protection = false

Deleting S3 buckets

S3 buckets can only be deleted when they are empty. Provose also automatically creates S3 buckets for storing logs from the Application Load Balancers (ALBs) used to route HTTP traffic from the Internet and from within the VPC. If you are deleting a Provose module, you should delete or empty S3 buckets created by that module through the AWS console or the AWS CLI.