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1. The process of returning a resource (either automatically or manually by the administrator) to the original server it was running on. A failback usually happens when the hardware or software problem that caused the resource to be moved (failover) is resolved and the original server is back up and running.2. In Novell Cluster Services, when a node re-rejoins a cluster, the process of migrating a resource from its current location to its previous location. This can be automatic but we recommend that this process be done manually. 3. In ZENworks Server Management, the process of returning cluster resources to their preferred node after the situation causing the failover has been resolved.