Has anyone else experienced problems with creating a file geodatabase clicking off of the FGDB and then trying to rename it and receive an error stating:
"Rename Failed - Failed to rename selected object(s) - General function failure"
Experiencing the issue and have tracked it down to the McAfee anti virus that is installed on the server.
If you wait a few minutes you can rename the FGDB - but sometimes it will still throw the error.
Although many issues with the application may point to the anti-virus (especially when antivirus is installed after installation of ArcGIS), you could also check if you have any of the conditions mentioned in Error: Failed to rename selected object(s)
I've been fighting this same issue last past couple weeks with a couple of my scripts. every time I think I have it resolved, I run into it again.
The timing issue I think is part of the problem. I'm not sure in my case if it is our Mcafee or just network lag. It seems ArcGIS thinks it is complete faster than the network/OS does...which doesn't make sense, but it does.
I realize you didn't mention if yours is a manual process, or a python script, but here are a few things ran into and have tried:
import time time.sleep(10)
So whether our anti-virus or network lag, there is defiantly something that is causing rename, and even copy/delete (or in my situation it would be... Delete-copy-delete-copy) to have issues and not do a complete cleanup.
So, to answer your question re: has anyone else experienced it...yes definitely....and very frustrating. So I'll keep watching the thread. By the way.....using 10.2.2 and 10.3.1.
Added note: btw - although helpful as an initial explanation of the error, the link Jayanta Poddar list really doesn't help solve the issue if it's anything beyond permissions or you don't know who might have it open. That is the hard part....especially when the "open" lock might be caused be a process in the same script. Also, I should mention, if I have the permissions and it's not open, I had no problem renaming manually....only within a script.
9/12/2016 added note: another tool is mentioned in this thread https://community.esri.com/message/634133-re-error-arcgis-server-site-is-currently-being-configured-... by Jon Stainthorpe re: another Microsoft utility to help locate locks looks promising, and I'm going to see if it helps my issue. Process Explorer
While you are trying to rename the selected object at that time FGDB locked or in use by some of other process like antivirus scan, open or accessing on other application.
Please check .lck file exists in FGDB.
As per suggestion add folder which contains FGDB in anti virus exception which excludes the real time scanning for this folder.
Tried works but not all the time - create many different FGDB's in many locations as scratch and work files daily - pulling the FGDB across to my local work station solves the problem but means I have to move work files around quiet a bit during the day
No conditions exist that you mentioned in your link
Yes, the issue has come up in the last 3 weeks – have determined updates to the McAfee seem to be the culprit.
Timing is an issue – network latency / lag
If you hit the error and crash close Arc Catalog, then use Windows File Explorer to disconnect the network share you will get a message that you still have open files.
Not running a script just using the normal rename command - yes have ran into all of the conditions you mentioned - network latency.
Working with our network security determined it was / is McAfee – have went to the extreme of uninstalling the McAfee off the server – the problem goes away totally.
Have determined it is related to the THREAT PROTECTION module in McAfee:
Disabled Accesses Protection, Exploit Prevention, and On-Access Scan
Have pretty much pinned it down to the Access Protection / On-Access Scan sub modules.
Have tried exclusions with some positive results but not consistent.
Advanced user - no; no one else is locking the FGDB.
Opened a ticket with ESRI tech support
Esri Case #01827362 - Issues Renaming File GDB Customer Number
Their recommendation was to:
Have you whitelisted all of the Esri/ArcGIS directories? I would recommend:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.x\bin
White listing the ENTIRE ArcGIS directories does not work either
Posted in the forums to see if anyone else has experienced the issue and possibly found a work around or resolution - will be contacting McAfee also
I've found the Unlocker application to be useful to make file geodatabases and shapefiles become unlocked.
Based on all the comments in the Comments section for Unlocker, you may want to rethink that. It may not be an issue, but our IT folks wouldn't be too happy based on some of these comments. The Process Explorer from Microsoft is still probably safer.....however, I'm still not able to find what is locking my fgdb files when they become corrupt due to an incomplete rename and/or delete/copy process. Only solution in my case is to restart ArcGIS Server.
Great point, Rebecca. Like a lot of free software, various download sites have added their own (in some cases, malware) 'enhancements' to Unlocker. Getting the original Unlocker app (1.9.2) seems to be safe, and that's the version I use. But again, before installing any software, checking it via Symatec or Malwarebytes or other reliable virus checker is always a good thing. In all the years I've used Unlocker, it's never failed me.
The whole issue revolves around the FGDB being locked by in this case McAfee - it takes anywhere from 1.5 to 9 minutes for the lock to release and enable renaming - using a 3rd party application to unlock the FGDB is not a real solution - the real solution is finding out why or what is causing in my case the McAfee to lock the FGDB like it does.
From the IT stand point 3rd party toolsets like Unlocker can create more problems than they solve.
Everything worked fine until about 3 weeks ago when the locking/ renaming issue showed up.