Hello! I am working on a script that will archive layers from AGOL in a zipped geodatabase. When I get to the clean up section, the script fails, because it can't delete a geodatabase with a lock in it. The lock is created during the script processes, so it's not being used by another user. Is there a way to release the lock in the same script? Here's my general workflow:
1. Log in to AGOL
2. Create a geodatabase
3. Copy layers from AGOL to the geodatabase
4. Zip the geodatabase
5. Delete the unzipped geodatabase (script fails here due to lock)
I'm very new to python, fyi. :) Any help is appreciated!
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The lock will not be released until the script is done. You can use arcpy.env.overwriteOut = True to simply overwrite the existing gdb's namespace the next time the script is run. Sometimes a bit of fluff lies around if you don't want to delete things manually or in a separate script