Is there a way to use Map Packaging so that multiple mxds draw data from the same geodatabase when unpacked? We've broken our project area into 14 divisions. Each division has it's own geodatabase and there are about 30 mxds per division drawing data from that geodatabase. I've been asked to give all our project data (over 400 mxds) to clients and I want to do that efficiently from a file storage standpoint?
In my limited experience with map packaging, it looks like it would create one geodatabase file for every MXD. If true, I'd have over 400 .MPK with each one having it's own geodatabase. Is there a way to reduce the redundancy in geodatabases since there are about 30 mxds pulling data from the same .gdb?
If file duplication and storage is a concern, would it be better to abandon map packages and provide the mxds and data using relative paths?