We are having a major issue. We are using ArcGIS Enterprise for our workgroup projects for multi-user editing. Long story short we had a project on a service and this morning it was gone. No trace of it whatsoever. I can't even find a file with the corresponding service name.

I'm trying to figure out what happened. Is there a way to check a log of activity? Such as seeing what happened to different services, changes, publishes, deleted services and so on?

This is a major problem in our office and we need to find out what happened and our periodic back-up does not cut it.

  • It's best practice to keep a a copy of all published McD's, organized in the same structure as your services, in case the Server is completely broken and needs to rebuilt. I've never seen a service spontaneously delete itself, with the rest of the site fully functional, so there may have been human error involved. – Vince Nov 27 '18 at 12:23
  • Don't know if this is still an issue, but is the service stopped? When a service is stopped then it won't appear at the rest/services end point. Is it possible that it's named something other than what you are looking for. I've heard of a service deleting it's self. – enolan Dec 5 '18 at 19:03

There is of course the ArcGIS Server log: Log into the ArcGIS Server Manager (https://yourserver/arcgis/manager), and click on the Logs button. Depending on the Log Level (Click Settings) you may or may not find anything useful.

Other than that, you might try the system's Event Viewer.

  • Hello Berend, and thank you for the quick reply. I did check the Server Log but unfortunately i came up with nothing. I did set up my log to Verbose level but it doesn't seem to register deleting services (did a test). As for the Event Viewer, it also doesn't say anything about deleting files or i couldn't find anything. I did search in the System events and couldn't find anything related. – Vlad Dumitrescu Nov 27 '18 at 13:56
  • @VladDumitrescu You can thank me by accepting this answer ;-) – Berend Nov 27 '18 at 13:58

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