# general


09/15/2023, 5:57 PM
I'm updating our version of aws-native. This includes updating past 0.72.0, which has a bunch of breaking changes to the names of classes and fields ( That's fine (I like the changes, and have made them in the codebase), but I'm trying to figure out a way to make this transition gracefully. The problem is that pulumi seems to believe these are new things. So for instance, it plans to delete an
and create a just-happens-to-be-the-same
. Some of these are annoying to recreate (require maintenance windows and downtime), and others are imported and have
because we really can't be recreating them. What I'm trying to figure out is if there's a way to coerce the state db to recognize that these are actually the same things and don't need to change anything in the physical objects, just an internal re-accounting. This seems like it should be possible, but I'm not sure quite how to go about it. (I'll also accept that I'm using a preview module and thus put myself into this problem simple smile )
hmm, maybe a state delete and an import of the resources (as if we're adopting them fresh from something previously created manually)?


09/15/2023, 6:38 PM
That's a valid strategy.


09/15/2023, 6:53 PM
Depends on the diff. Some may be achievable via alias


09/15/2023, 7:29 PM
ah hah! at least tentatively, that does seem to work, with something like
. The
field is documented as existing but that's about it, but between the mention of it and examples in the source code and to remind me how to construct type names for aws-native, I made some progress
between both of those options I think I should be able to figure out a good plan. Thanks!