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I am wanting to know how to publish a map service without having to copy all of the data to the server because I added one new feature class to our enterprise GDB.
I have gone the route of creating a service definition file without sending up data to the server, and then publishing the sd from Catalog. However, doing this it seems you have to then delete the existing service (the one I want to replace) and then recreate it from the sd file. I then have to restart IIS because the indexing in the REST service is off.
Also, with 10.0 we were able to just restart the map service (and IIS) without having to go through all these extra steps and still get the desired result. Is there a better way to go about this?