OpenTofu can import existing infrastructure resources. This functionality lets you bring existing resources under OpenTofu management.
import blocks. Unlike the
tofu import command, you can use
import blocks to import more than one resource at a time, and you can review imports as part of your normal plan and apply workflow. Learn more about
OpenTofu expects that each remote object is bound to a single resource address. You should import each remote object to one OpenTofu resource address. If you import the same object multiple times, OpenTofu may exhibit unwanted behavior. See State for more details.
tofu import CLI command can only import resources into the state. Importing via the CLI does not generate configuration. If you want to generate the accompanying configuration for imported resources, use the
import block instead.
Before you run
tofu import you must manually write a
resource configuration block for the resource. The resource block describes where OpenTofu should map the imported object.
When you use OpenTofu on the command line with a cloud backend, many commands like
apply run inside your cloud backend's environment. However, the
import command runs locally, so it does not have access to information from the cloud backend. To successfully perform an import, you may need to set local variables equivalent to any remote workspace variables in the cloud backend.