I have a number of Image Services published in ArcGIS for Server 10.3.1. They are built from mosaic datasets in file geodatabases on a NAS.

The DEM tiles used in these services are required to built another mosaic dataset, on a larger scale. However, when performing "Add Rasters" to the mosaic dataset I receive a General Function Error. As if the data I am trying to add is locked in the GDB.

Do I need to shut down the REST services connected to the same rasters I am trying to add to a new mosaic dataset?

Setting up in an SDE is not an option at this time.

  • It shouldn't be. REST is stateless
    – nmtoken
    Commented Sep 24, 2018 at 21:39

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Check and see if there is a Schema Lock.

Else, if your service is published as a Dynamic Service then there will be a lock on the data.

To correct the Dynamic Service Lock - publish the content as Cached or turn off the Machine and do your work then turn the Machine Back on(see image below).

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