I am trying to run
webiny deploy-api and get the following error
Error: the specified api id "****" does not exist
at AwsApiGateway.default (/home//Code/wolffsen-cms/node_modules/@webiny/serverless-aws-api-gateway/serverless.js:84:23)
at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:86:5)
I am trying to run
I had the same issue and I made a successful deployment just 5 minutes ago.
Long story short
There’s a problem with emptying some local AWS cloudformation config files during api removal so the next deployment goes “dirty”.
You have to:
- Remove deployment (you should get logs that tells you that some gateways with particular ids were not found. Example:
An error occurred while removing i18n: NotFoundException: Invalid API identifier specified <AWS account id>:uipb10t47b).
- Find text files in your webiny project that contains these ids. Probably JSONs.
- Remove content of the file leaving only one pair of empty curly brackets
Now it should be fine.
Also, run webiny deployment with
--debug option to see if everything went fine. For example I had a problem with i18n gateway deployment. The gateway address was undefined:
webiny:i18n Finished API Gateway deployment: undefined +1ms
After doing heavy api deployments and removals of the same environment (one by one) I got stuck with the same error as you had. I observed in AWS Api Gateway console that api gateway for i18n and Main Api Gateway are not being deployed. Every time I was redeploying my environment I found the i18n api id stays the same (Main Api Gateway api id was repetitive as well). To my understanding api id is generated by AWS every time new gateway is being deployed so I was sure there must be a record of this id in my local files.
First, I removed the deployment via
webiny remove-api command. Then, I’ve done text search on my entire webiny project and I found that some files contain these ids. In
api/.serverless files below were holding these values:
Also, I compared dev environment counterparts and the files were completely empty containing only one pair of curly brackets
I removed the content of the local files and the deployment went smooth.
I was executing
webiny remove-api && webiny deploy-api. The no time gap between these two commands could result that some AWS resources still exist (but pending to remove) even if the
remove-api process was finished and
deploy-api process has started. That could cause the local webiny deployment process interpreted the status of resources incorrectly and try to reuse old resources. The project has been deployed (or: was trying to be deployed) with incorrect configuration pointing to inexisting resources.
After that when I was executing
webiny remove-api I was getting
An error occurred while removing i18n: NotFoundException and the webiny process didn’t remove the old configuration from the JSON files. This configuration was reused causing
Error: the specified api id "unbuatyxm7" does not exist error on the end of the deployment process.
I will try to reproduce the issue and if I will successfully do it I will report it as a bug.
Hey @Peter_Palka, great answer. Just wanted to clarify that we don’t use
CloudFormation at all; we use components and they work directly with the AWS SDK. But the rest of your answer is spot on. Sometimes the removal of resources gets messed up, and we still haven’t managed to find the exact reason nor reliably reproduce the error.
In any case, when this happens, the best thing to do is go to
api/.serverless folder, and delete all
.json files starting with
Webiny. The only file that should be left in the folder is the
The resources created from the previous deployment would have to be cleaned up manually if you want to get rid of them in your AWS account. I know it’s annoying, but that’s how it is at this point.