I am new to using Portal and using the new Create Locator ArcPro tools. When using "Share a Locator" it publishes the locator as a hosted service. The Keep your locator up to date doc "Update a locator service" section says to copy the new locator into the correct server folder but does not say how to find the correct server folder. How do I find it?
Is your goal to overwrite or update an existing locator service with as little downtime?
Which version of ArcGIS Pro are you using?
When the locator was shared to portal did you use a data store or was it just copied? The location of the locator depends on whether you used a data store or not.
If a data store was not used the locator can be found here: .GeocodeServer\extracted\v101
Thanks for responding.
Ultimately I would like to understand what the options are for publishing to portal and updating locators and what is the best practice recommendation for creating and updating them.
Yes, when registering the folder that contains the locator as a data store with the Server, the locator is not copied to the server. When you click the Analyze button on the Share Locator or Publish Geocode Service panes you should not get a warning that the locator will be copied to the server.
I've just created a new locator and stored it in the same registered folder where some other published locators reside. However, the 'analyze' results pre-publish keeps saying locator will be copied to the server, and I can't figure out why to save my life. I'm logged in (I'm and administrator), the folder validates as a registered datastore....what else is there to check? The reference data is in our SDE database that is also registered.
Okay and now as read some more, I'm wondering if this has something to do with our upgrade this year to Portal 10.8 and related items described on this page? --> https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/sharing/overview/manage-registered-data-stores.htm
I still don't understand why a folder previously registered to our hosting server works for a locator storage location....
What version of ArcGIS Pro do you have installed?
What version of Enterprise did you upgrade from?
Is ArcGIS Pro and Enterprise Portal installed on the same machine?