Troubleshooting

Recreating instances and tasks

Sometimes if something goes wrong with an instance in idealstack the best thing to do is to simply recreate it.  Instances on AWS are cattle, not pets, so you shouldn't get sentimental about them

  1. Go to the stack where you want to recreate instances
  2. Click on AWS Status in the tabs along the top
  3. Check the box to recreate instances or tasks.  You don't need to check both as tasks are automatically recreated when instances are recreated.  Then Save
  4. Now apply your stack to AWS.  New instances will be created, site tasks moved to them, then the old instances destroyed.