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Unable to split observers that are observing a student across shards in a consortium, the API call to remove an observee does not work, resulting in the error "The specified resource does not exist."
The API call to remove an observee should work.
No workaround exists at this time.
Steps to Reproduce
Go to an account which has a cross-shard consortium setup.
Have an observer setup in one account. aiona.instructure.com
Have the observee set up in the other account. aionatest.instructure.com
Have a course in aiona.instructure.com and enrol the student.
Link the parent to the observee.
Attempt to run an API call to remove the observer from the student
And you will see the error message: "The specified resource does not exist."