Error Message

XXXXXXXX - CloudFormation cannot update a stack when a custom-named resource requires replacing. Rename xxxxxx-dev and update the stack again.


You’ve made some changes to a resource, and CloudFormation needs to replace the resource by removing and recreating it. However, CloudFormation cannot replace a resource that has a custom name.


To get around this limitation, you have to rename the resource in your serverless.yml, deploy it, and rename it back.

Let’s say the resource is called usersTable-dev, rename it to usersTable2-dev and deploy.

After the deployment succeeds, you can rename the resource back to usersTable-dev and continue deploying.

Important: If the resource you are renaming is a DynamoDB table, renaming it will drop all the data. Make sure to back up the table data before renaming and redeploying.