I want to check the source mosaic dataset for a reference mosaic dataset within Python.
I can confirm that the reference mosaic is indeed a reference mosaic, however, the describe object does not expose the path to the source mosaic dataset as far as I can tell, even though this information is easily accessible in ArcMap:
arcpy.Describe(reference_mosaic).childrenNames [u'AMD_test_reference_BND', u'AMD_test_reference_LOG', u'AMD_test_CCA', u'AMD_test_reference_DEF']
I can see that the reference mosaic has a child (AMD_test_CCA) that refers to the source mosaic, however, I cannot interact any further with this item as arcpy says that it does not exist. Although the name of this child does confirm the name of the source dataset, I would prefer to confirm the absolute path of the source dataset.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to how I could achieve this?
As the reference mosaic dataset has an image service being published from it, I will do not want to have to recreate the reference mosaic and go through the rigmarole of stopping and/or reconfiguring the service.
Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 on Windows 7 64-Bit.