Our company is using Terraform cloud, and we have already backup the states files on a daily bases. I am wondering what do we need to do to backup the workspaces, users, and teams information in TC. Please help me with some examples on how other large scan company do to ensure they can restore workspace settings or user settings if someone accidently deleted it from the TC. Thanks for your input.
To backup the workspaces, users, and teams information in Terraform Cloud (TFC), you can use the TFC API to export the required information and store it in a secure location. Here are the high-level steps you can follow:
Create a script that uses the TFC API to retrieve the workspaces, users, and teams information. You can use any scripting language that supports making REST API calls, such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell.
The script can use the following API endpoints to retrieve the required information:
Workspaces: GET /organizations/:organization_name/workspaces
Users: GET /users
Teams: GET /organizations/:organization_name/teams
You can refer to the TFC API documentation for more details on the API endpoints and their parameters.
Once you have retrieved the information, you can store it in a secure location, such as an S3 bucket or Azure Blob Storage or Google Cloud Storage. You can also encrypt the data to ensure that it is not accessible by unauthorized users.
Schedule the script to run on a regular basis, such as daily or weekly, to ensure that the backup is up to date.
To restore the workspace settings or user settings if they are accidentally deleted from TFC, you can use the backup data stored in the secure location and re-create the workspaces, users, or teams using the TFC API. You can also use the TFC UI to re-create the settings manually if required.
It is important to ensure that the backup data is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by authorized users. You should also test the backup and restore procedures periodically to ensure that they are working as expected.