I’m hitting a particular case in which I am not sure how to proceed:
We use Terraform to manage VMs in a VMware vSphere-based datacenter.
Recently, there was an issue with some of those VMs we manage with Terraform, which resulted in the data center admins restoring the VMs from a Backup.
The VMs are up and running again, but whenever we want to plan/apply our unchanged Terraform recipes now, Terraform does not recognize these VMs anymore and suggests creating new ones.
Since other resources depend on these VMs, we can’t really skip these.
How to recover from that? How can we tell Terraform that the existing VM XYZ is the one from its statefile?