Destroying

Finally, if we want to delete all of our resources from the cloud, we can run the appropriately-alarming named pulumi destroy command. This will delete all resources in your stack.

Just like the update command, destroy will show you a preview of its actions first, followed by a prompt.

$ pulumi destroy
Previewing destroy of stack 'ahoy-pulumi-dev'
Previewing changes:

     Type                 Name                          Plan
 -   pulumi:pulumi:Stack  ahoy-pulumi-ahoy-pulumi-dev   delete
 -   └─ aws:s3:Bucket     my-bucket                     delete

info: 2 changes previewed:
    - 2 resources to delete

Do you want to perform this destroy?
  yes
> no
  details

By selecting yes, the destruction will proceed:

$ pulumi destroy
...
Destroying stack 'ahoy-pulumi-dev'
Performing changes:

     Type                 Name                          Status
 -   pulumi:pulumi:Stack  ahoy-pulumi-ahoy-pulumi-dev   deleted
 -   └─ aws:s3:Bucket     my-bucket                     deleted

info: 2 changes performed:
    - 2 resources deleted
Update duration: 4.236708384s

Permalink: https://app.pulumi.com/broomllc/ahoy-pulumi-dev/updates/3

Although we have deleted the resources, our stack will still exist. To remove it too, run pulumi stack rm:

Be extremely careful when doing this operation. It will remove all history and is, at the moment, irrecoverable!

$ pulumi stack rm
This will permanently remove the 'ahoy-pulumi-dev' stack!
Please confirm that this is what you'd like to do by typing ("ahoy-pulumi-dev"): ahoy-pulumi-dev
Stack 'ahoy-pulumi-dev' has been removed!

That concludes our first lesson. Please proceed to learn a bit more about the concepts we’ve just encountered and how to extend this basic knowledge to build even more powerful cloud programs using Pulumi.

If you’re ready to start programming the cloud, check out the tutorials next!

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