My department has just installed ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 on our Linux server. Intention is to use for web-publishing, but we want to be able to do back-end processing jobs for some of our larger analysis activities.
I would like to know the simple workflow to be able to process either from Desktop to Linux Server or directly on the Server. We would more than likely be wanting to utilise python / arcpy scripting and need to know how to access the arcpy library on the server when logged into it or from Desktop.
Thank you in advance.
Awhile back, we had to set-up some jobs to run overnight - we ended-up scheduling tasks to run at prescribed times, similar to how they do it in this blog:
You don't need ArcGIS Server to do this - you can schedule jobs using a desktop license to run Python scripts (outside of the ArcGIS app) that invoke the geoprocessor.
Also, since you have a server license, you could publish a geoprocess service:
Then, have your application make calls to the service at given intervals.