AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)
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Canceling a Stack Update on the AWS CloudFormation Console

After a stack update has begun, you can cancel the stack update if the stack is still in the UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS state. After an update has finished, you cannot cancel it. You can, however, update a stack again with any previous settings.

If you cancel a stack update, the stack is rolled back to the stack configuration that existed prior to initiating the stack update.

To cancel a stack update

  1. From the list of stacks in the AWS CloudFormation console, select the stack that is currently being updated (its state must be UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS) .

  2. Click Cancel Update.

  3. To continue canceling the update, click Yes, Cancel Update when prompted. Otherwise, click Cancel to resume the update.

The stack will proceed to the UPDATE_ROLLBACK_IN_PROGRESS state. After the update cancellation is complete, the stack will have the state UPDATE_ROLLBACK_COMPLETE.