UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED

Stuck with UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED

Published: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 Last modified: Friday, Dec 3, 2021

Cloudformation is trying to roll back but cannot do as some underlying resource is missing. E.g. a layer is removed.

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Retry the rollback and even give you an option to skip the resource that won’t roll back in Advanced.

Once you resolve that, then you can re-deploy.