• Define where Terraform State snapshots are stored.
  • Options:
    • Local (default)—stored on local filesystem
    • Remote—e.g. AWS S3, Cloud Storage
    • Terraform Cloud


terraform {
  backend "remote" {
    organisation = "example"
  • Not every argument required in backend config—partial configuration
    • Supply remaining arguments by:
      • File—supply configuration file (name: *.backendname.tfbackend) to init command via -backend-config=PATH
      • Command-line key/value pairs to init command via -backend-confing="KEY=VALUE"
      • Interactively

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