# general


06/27/2022, 10:50 PM
has anyone else been able to successfully use the Pulumi k8s operator with aws S3 as their backend? The operator keeps trying to create a new stack even though it already exists. When it does this, it even overwrites the existing statefile forcing me to restore from backup.
found my issue: the operator did not have access to the KMS key used to encrypt the state so it thought the stack doesn't exist and reran an init. i don't think this is ideal so i'll create a ticket for it later