What happens during giveback

The local node returns ownership of the aggregates and volumes to the partner node after any issues on the partner node are resolved or maintenance is complete. In addition, the local node returns ownership when the partner node has booted up and giveback is initiated either manually or automatically.

When the failed node is functioning again, the following events can occur:

  • You issue a cf giveback command that terminates the emulated node on the partner.
  • The failed node resumes normal operation, serving its own data.
  • The HA pair resumes normal operation, with each node ready to take over for its partner if the partner fails.