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ONTAP CLI returns "Normal giveback not possible: partner missing file system disks" during storage failover giveback

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Applies to

  • AFF-A700s
  • ONTAP 9.x or later

Issue

  • While HA pair is waiting for giveback, surviving partner controller fails to perform normal giveback stating:

Normal giveback not possible: partner missing file system disks

Example:

filer::*> storage failover show
                              Takeover
Node           Partner        Possible  State Description
-------------- -------------- -------- -------------------------------------
filer_a        filer_b         false     Normal giveback not possible: partner missing file system disks
filer_b        filer_a           -       Waiting for giveback
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